A305/02: The Universal International Exhibition, Paris, 1900



In the context of the exhibition The University Is Now on Air: Broadcasting Modern Architecture, the CCA presents twenty-four broadcasts from the course A305, History of Architecture and Design 1890–1939, by The Open University. To learn more about the project, visit https://www.cca.qc.ca/A305.

Television broadcast 2 is intended to act as a sort of summary to the mainstream developments in architecture and design in Europe up to 1900. Tim Benton looks at some of the architecture and interior design of this mammoth turn-of-the-century celebration and shows that, far from being dominated by Art Nouveau, the Exhibition’s most marked features were eclectic and nationalist.

Written by Tim Benton, directed by Nick Levinson, produced the BBC/Open University, aired 1 March 1975 on BBC2.

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