1915 San Francisco World’s Fair in Color: Grandeur of the Panama-Pacific Exposition


Release Date: July 22, 2021
Author: Mark Bussler
Length: 198
Full Color with Glossy Color Cover
Softcover ISBN: 978-1592182206 MSRP: $39.95
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1592182213 MSRP: $49.95
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Take a colorful trip back to the 1915 San Francisco World’s Fair with more than 130 gorgeous prints, postcards, illustrations, and detailed maps from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.

Just a few years after the 1906 earthquake nearly destroyed San Francisco, the city rebuilt and hosted more than 18 million people from around the world to celebrate the completion of the greatest engineering project in the history of the modern world; The Panama Canal. This vivid book features:

  • More than 130 restored images from the Panama-Pacific Exposition
  • Softcover and hardcover options
  • Full Size 8 ½” x 11” pages
  • Contemporary writing based on period guidebooks
  • Rare postcards and contemporary colorful promotional guides
  • Detailed maps of the Exposition
  • Introduction from writer, Mark Bussler
  • Bold retro-styled cover design

This original book from writer and world’s fair historian Mark Bussler guides readers through the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition with rare, colorful imagery and full-page illustrations of the Fair’s grand palaces, courts, and statuary.
With the assistance of contemporary maps from guidebooks, readers can get a sense of what it was like to be there by meandering through the Court of the Four Seasons, Avenue of Palms, and Espanade while admiring the Tower of Jewels and Calder’s Fountain of Energy. The 1915 World’s Fair was unlike anything that people from the time had ever seen before, with breathtaking architecture, electric lighting, and landscapes designed by the world’s most renowned artists and architects.

– History of the Panama-Pacific Exposition
– San Francisco and California in 1915
– The Tower of Jewels
– Column of Progress
– South Gardens
– Court of the Universe
– Avenue of Palms
– Festival Hall
– Palace of Fine Arts
– Palace of Horticulture
– View of the Golden Gate (before the bridge!)
– Arch of the Rising Sun
– Arch of the Setting Sun
– Numerous State Buildings
– Numerous Foreign Country Buildings
– Court of the Four Seasons
– Palaces of Manufactures, Liberal Arts, Mines, and more…

About the Author:
1915 San Francisco World’s Fair is one of the premier 2021 projects from writer, artist, and commercial designer Mark Bussler, director of Expo: Magic of the White City narrated by Gene Wilder, and the documentary film Westinghouse. Bussler is the writer of more than 100 books, including 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair: The Louisiana Purchase Exposition in Photographs, 1939 New York World’s Fair: The World of Tomorrow in Photographs, 1901 Buffalo World’s Fair: The Pan-American Exposition in Photographs, and The Worlds Fair of 1893 Ultra Massive Photographic Adventure Series.

Bussler is an avid world’s fair historian and artist. He founded CGR Publishing and works as the lead cover designer with more than 300 books to his credit, many with art styles inspired by guidebooks and promotional material from past world’s fairs. He is also a manga and comic book artist and writer/creator of Robot Kitten Factory, Omega Ronin, Magnum Skywolf, and more.

About the Publisher:
The CGR Publishing Restoration Workshop uses a vast array of computers and digital scanners to restore, preserve, and enhance the classic works of writers and artists from the 19th century. Each new release includes display-quality covers, enlarged covers, and retro fonts. Select books include Dante’s Inferno Retro Hell-Bound Edition, Gustave Doré’s London: A Pilgrimage, The Complete Book of Birds, A Life of George Westinghouse, The Clock Book: A Detailed Illustrated Collection of Classic Clocks, The Aeroplane Speaks, and much more.

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