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Patricia A. Morton

Patricia A. Morton, an architectural historian, teaches in the Art History Department at the University of California, Riverside.

Titles by This Author

Architecture and Representation at the 1931 Colonial Exposition, Paris

The 1931 International Colonial Exposition in Paris was a demonstration of French colonial policy, colonial architecture and urban planning, and the scientific and philosophical theories that justified colonialism. The Exposition displayed the people, material culture, raw materials, manufactured goods, and arts of the global colonial empires. Yet the event gave a contradictory message of the colonies as the "Orient"—the site of rampant sensuality, decadence, and irrationality—and as the laboratory of Western rationality.