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The Architecture and Landscape Gardening of the Exposition A Pictorial Survey of the Most Beautiful Achitectural Compositions of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition   By:

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The Architecture and Landscape Gardening of the Exposition

A Pictorial Survey of the Most Beautiful of the Architectural Compositions of the Panama Pacific International Exposition

With an Introduction by

Louis Christian Mullgardt F.A.I.A. Architect of the Court of Ages Member of the Architectural Commission of the Exposition

1915

San Francisco

The courtesy of the Cardinell Vincent Company, official photographers of the Panama Pacific International Exposition, of granting permission to reproduce the selection of official photographs appearing in this volume, is gratefully acknowledged

To the spirit of Community Loyalty by which greatest results are accomplished. To generous Collective Energy which unites the world's people in universal kindliness. To the wholesome people of our San Francisco, whose united efforts unconsciously disproved the impossible, this book is affectionately dedicated.

L. C. M.

Reflection

International Expositions are independent kingdoms in their corporate relation with other countries of the world. They are phantom kingdoms wherein the people do everything but sleep. They germinate and grow with phenomenal energy. Their existence is established without conquest and their magic growth is similar to the mushroom and the moonflower; they vanish like setting suns in their own radiance. Thousands of neophytes of every race, creed and color come with willing hearts and hands to do homage and bear manna to nourish the sinews of a phantom kingdom.

The National Constitution of phantom kingdoms commands that the Spirit of beauty, refinement, education, culture and frolic shall govern. The result is that they contain many palaces and shrines decorated with sculpture and painting and that the earth is studded with fountains and pools within tropical gardens. Such a Kingdom exists within a wonderful valley bordering on a great sea. It is surrounded by high velvet hills of fine contour and by many real cities. As the people look down on this phantom kingdom from the hill tops, or from ships sailing on the water, they see Architecture nestling like flamingoes with fine feathers unfurled within a green setting.

If building Phantom Kingdoms symbolizes man's highest aims on earth, then the same is true when building Real Kingdoms. Architecture and the sister arts are the most reliable barometers in recording human thought. They are direct exponents of a universal language wherein national progress is most clearly read.

People who build Phantom Kingdoms look hopefully for universal approval by all mankind.

L.C.M.

Contents

Reflection. Louis Christian Mullgardt The Architecture and Landscape Gardening of the Exposition. Louis Christian Mullgardt

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The Rotunda of the Palace of Fine Arts A View by Night. Hilda Van Sicklen, photo. (Frontispiece) Panorama Exposition from Presidio Heights. W. Zenis Newton, photo Tower of Jewels The Illumination by Night. J. L. Padilla, photo Fountain of Energy A View in the South Gardens. W. Zenis Newton, photo Festival Hall South Gardens and Mermaid Pool. W. Zenis Newton, photo Festival Hall The Terrace and Colonnade. W. Zenis Newton, photo Festival Hall Mermaid Pool in the Mist. Jesse T. Banfield, photo Palace of Horticulture The Dome and East Entrance. W. Zenis Newton, photo Palace of Horticulture Dome and Spires by Night. James M. Doolittle, photo Palace of Horticulture The Colonnade on the East. W. Zenis Newton, photo Horticultural Gardens Floral Exhibit in the Open Avenue of Palms View from Administration Avenue. W. Zenis Newton, photo Palace of Education Main South Portal. W. Zenis Newton, photo Palace of Education One of the Minor Entrances. Pillsbury Pictures Court of Palms The Sunken Pool by Night. W. Zenis Newton, photo Court of Palms Portal, Palace of Education. Jesse T. Banfield, photo Court of Palms Portal, Palace of Liberal Arts... Continue reading book >>




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