The Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne 1937

Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (Paris-1937) ; le pavillon de l'Allemagne.
Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (Paris-1937) ; le pavillon de l’Allemagne.

From 25 May to 25 November 1937, the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (International Art and Technology Exhibition in Modern Life) was held in Paris, France. Both the Palais de Chaillot, which houses the Musรฉe de l’Homme and the Palais de Tokyo, which houses the Musรฉe d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, were built for this exhibition, which was officially approved by the Bureau International des Expositions.

Initially, a 2,300-foot (700 m) tower (‘Phare du Monde’) was the highlight of the show, which was to have a spiralling path to a parking garage at the top and a hotel and restaurant above it. As it was just too risky, the project was abandoned.


  • Both Speer and Iofan, who also designed the Soviet Palace that was supposed to be built in Moscow, were awarded gold medals for their respective designs at the presentation. Also, the jury awarded a Grand Prix to Speer, to his and Hitler’s surprise, for his model of the Nuremberg party rally grounds.
  • For her life-size sculpture of Mother and Child at the exhibition, artist Johanne deRibert Kajanus, mother of composer Georg Kajanus and filmmaker Eva Norvind, granddaughter of composer and conductor Robert Kajanus and grandmother of actress Nailea Norvind, received a bronze medal.
  • Polish modern architect Stanisล‚aw Brukalski received the bronze medal for his own house designed in Warsaw in 1929, reportedly influenced by Gerrit Rietveld’s Schrรถderhuis, which he visited.
  • The Polish company, First Factory of Locomotives in Poland Ltd., won a gold medal for the Pm36-1 locomotive. In contrast, another Polish company, Lilpop, Rau I Loewenstein, also won a gold medal for the tourist train (couchette, club carriage and bath/spa carriage).
  • American architect Alden Dow has won the grand prize for residential architecture” for his John S. Whitman Home, located in Midland, Michigan, USA.
  • Andrey Kryachkov, a Soviet architect, won the Grand Prix for the construction of his 100-flat house in Novosibirsk.
  • Ivan Tabakovic, the Serbian painter, won the ceramics Grand Prix.
  • Margaretha Reichardt (1907โ€“1984) a German textile artist, weaver, and former Bauhaus student were given an honorary certificate for her tapestry in Gobelin.
  • Commercial artist Eva Harta, daughter of the Austrian portrait painter Felix Albrecht Harta, received a silver medal on wooden box tops for applied peasant motifs.-letter dated 9 March 1938 from Eva Harta’s International Jury and confirmed by the artist’s uncle, Larry Heller.


Wikipedia contributors. (2020, December 7). Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 03:36, December 17, 2020, from

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