The exhibition

Porte d'Orsay - approach

Porte d'Orsay seen from the approach to the exhibition grounds

Porte d'Orsay seen from the approach to the exhibition grounds 
‘Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes’, Paris 1925
Designer: Louis-Hippolyte Boileau
Copyright: RIBA Library Books and Periodicals Collection 


Several points of access allowed visitors from all over the world to pour into the exhibition site. One of the most original was the Porte d'Orsay, located by the left bank of the Seine, and described by British architect H. C. Bradshaw as an “enormous banner”. While one side of it was realised in pure Art Deco fashion, the other was more radically avant-garde.
 
 
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