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The San Diego Garden Fair (Volume 872); Personal Impressions of the Architecture, Sculpture, Horticulture, Color Scheme & Other Aesthetic Aspects of the Panama California International Exposition
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... An investigation of the artistic features of the Exposition will naturally begin with the great bridge -- the Puente Cabrillo. However, before indulging...
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... An investigation of the artistic features of the Exposition will naturally begin with the great bridge -- the Puente Cabrillo. However, before indulging in any enjoyment of this structure, one naturally at this point becomes interested in the plan of the Exposition, anticipating the opportunity of seeing the entire layout later on from the bold perspective of the tower. Expositions in recent years have become so readily the experimenting media of the imaginative city planner, that here in San Diego one has the feeling of a successfully attempted demonstration of a well-planned city. It is this feature which has given modern expositions a value which they did not possess in the old days and which sometimes atones in a measure for the lack of permanent features most expositions unfortunately show. The arrangement at San Diego is not symmetrical, owing to the undulating nature of the country on which the fair is built, a site which offers certain physical points of emphasis. So we find that beginning with a straight east-west axis, in which the great Cabrillo Bridge participates, we have about in the middle a traversing minor axis of different lateral length on either side. It is very interesting, and almost necessary to one's orientation, to fix that plan in one's mind. The general character of the ensemble is so compact and well defined that a digest of the Exposition plan does not offer half the usual difficulties. The Exposition has two entrances, east and west. Originally the east entrance was intended to be the main entrance, owing to its superior transportation facilities, connecting it directly with the city over a very interesting tree-lined route. But now this main entrance, curiously enough, has become the main exit, and the great Cabrillo Bridge, over t...
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