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Peru - Expo Paris 1937

Peru at the Exhibition Expo Paris 1937
© Teddy Piaz
Architect(s) : Haaker

The plans of the pavilion were very simple, designed according to the motifs of ancient Peruvian, Mayan and Aztec art, applied to modern art as is common in this state.

The decorative part included fabrics, tapestries, carpets, textile objects, silverware, local wooden furniture, ceramics and leatherwork, all impregnated with the art of the Incas and adapted to modern taste.

Models and numerous graphic materials made it easier to understand the latest progress made in Peru, thanks to a policy oriented towards peace, order and work.

Among the elements presented, attention was drawn mainly to the meaning and scope of those concerning social assistance and welfare; popular restaurants, model workers' districts, holiday schools, workers' legislation, social insurance, etc.

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