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Press - Expo Paris 1937

Press at the Exhibition Expo Paris 1937
© H. Chipault
Architect(s) : Viret et Marmora

This pavilion was in fact a real palace.

Its façade was adorned with a 32-metre high pylon in its central part. The whole structure, made of iron and glass, gave a strong impression of logic and clarity.

The ground floor showcased the modern processes of news transmission and reception as well as newspaper production and distribution.

On a large planisphere map, several major world news routes at the end of the last century and in the present day were depicted by animated light signals.

On the right and left were the reconstructed workshops of Gutenberg and the "bookshop" of Théopraste Renaudot.

The first floor contained the collective exhibition of the major French daily newspapers, and in the galleries, the general and specialised periodical press.

On the second floor, there was a stand for the foreign press, professional organisations and a presentation of documents concerning the history of major news reports.

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