The Turin International was a world's fair held in Turin in 1911[1] titled Esposizione internazionale dell'industria e del lavoro. It received 7,409,145 visits and covered 247 acres.[2][3]

1911 Turin
Turin 1911 Expo poster designed
by Adolfo de Carolis
BIE-classUniversal exposition
CategoryHistorical Expo
NameEsposizione internazionale dell'Industria e del Lavoro
Area100.16 hectares (247.5 acres)
VenueParco del Valentino
Coordinates45°03′7.8″N 7°41′4.8″E / 45.052167°N 7.684667°E / 45.052167; 7.684667
Bidding11 February 1907 (1907-02-11)
Opening29 April 1911 (1911-04-29)
Closure19 November 1911 (1911-11-19)
Universal expositions
PreviousBrussels International 1910 in Brussels
NextExposition universelle et internationale (1913) in Ghent
Official Expo logo

Summary edit

Parco del Valentino.
Pavilion of the Ottoman Empire

The fair opened on 29 April,[4] was held just nine years after an earlier Turin fair which had focused on the decorative arts, and at the same time as another Italian fair in Rome, also with an arts focus. This fair deliberately distinguished itself by focusing on industry and labour.[4]

The fair was held in the Parco del Valentino (as were the three previous Turin fairs in 1884, 1885 and 1902 and the subsequent 1924 Turin fair).[4]

Participants edit

Table by Victor Horta, probably designed for the International exhibition of Turin

Participating countries were Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Peru, Russia, Serbia, Siam, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay.

National pavilions edit

The Art Nouveau Hungarian pavilion was designed by Emil Töry, Maurice Pogány and Dénes Györgyi;[5] the Brazilian pavilion incorporated paintings by Arthur Timótheo da Costa;[6] the Siamese pavilion was designed by Mario Tamagno and Annibale Rigotti and had a multi-colored roof with a gold dome[7] and the Ottoman pavilion was designed by Léon Gurekian.

See also edit

  • Images from over 200 pages from the official guide to the fair [4]
  • Material about this exhibition is stored at the Science Museum in London[8]

Further reading edit

References edit

  1. ^ Findling and Pelle, Encyclopedia of World's Fairs and Expositions, 9780786434169 p426
  2. ^ "A List of World Exhibitions". Retrieved 12 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Turin 1911 - Exposizione Internazionale d'Industria e de Laboro". Retrieved 2021-01-16.
  4. ^ a b c d "A World's Fair in Italy: Turin 1911". Retrieved 27 November 2011.
  5. ^ "A World's Fair in Turin 1911". Retrieved November 29, 2013.
  6. ^ "DezenoveVinte: ARTHUR TIMÓTHEO DA COSTA (Arthur Timóteo)" (in Portuguese). Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  7. ^ "A World's Fair in Turin 1911". Retrieved November 29, 2013.
  8. ^ "National and International Exhibitions Covered by the Science Museum Library Collections". Archived from the original on 22 July 2010. Retrieved 30 December 2010.