1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook Entries


The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map

AUSTRIA

Industry, art and social work are featured in this modernistic mountain lodge, suspended 15 feet above the ground from three soaring A-shaped supports. Beside the pavilion stands a 55-foot abstract sculpture in stainless steel; in the area under the building are other examples of contemporary sculpture, and a large photographic exhibit of one of Austria's most admired enterprises - SOS Children's Villages, which are settlements for homeless children. Within the exhibit hall, the music of Mozart and Strauss is heard, and there are brilliant color transparencies of Vienna's baroque splendors and Salzburg's elegant opera performances. Modern Austria is represented by a number of exhibits of the nation's industry, products and handicraft.

* Admission: free.
 Highlights 

HOMES FOR THE HOMELESS. Pictures show the growth of the SOS Children's Villages, established in Austria in 1949. They now number some 75 all over the world. The exhibit reflects the care and education the children receive in their communities.

STEEL AND PETIT POINT. Among the industrial exhibits is a detailed model of a steel plant featuring a new process for producing high-grade steel cheaply. The products displayed include ski equipment, toys and petit point handbags.

AUSTRIA

Art and industry, culture and tourism are featured in this striking pavilion that echoes the lines of an Alpine lodge.

The pavilion, fashioned from laminated Alpine spruce, is suspended 15 feet above the ground from three soaring A-shaped supports. Examples of contemporary sculpture are dominated by a stainless-steel figure 55 feet high that dramatizes postwar Austria's technological contribution to steelmaking. Inside, murals glorify Austria's cultural heritage and natural attractions. Handicrafts and industrial products are on display, and a shop offers a wide selection of goods.

RESTAURANT. In a typical Viennese coffeehouse, guests enjoy Austrian cuisine, including Sachertorte and other specialties of the pastry tray.

Admission: free.

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