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India for the Masses: the Typical and the Topical in the Murals at the Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940)

Marisa Peiró Márquez

Abstract


This paper deals with the representation of India in the murals at San Francisco’s Golden Gate International Exposition  (1939-1940) and the codes and examples used by the author Miguel Covarrubias to show the massive North American audience – generally, poorly interested in India – the people, the Art, the native dwellings and means of transportations, the flora and the fauna and the economy of the Indian subcontinent.

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