The theme of the Expo '67—the Universal and International Exhibition of 1967, which will be held in Montreal, Canada on two large islands in the St. Lawrence river from April 28th to October 27th—is Man and his World. More than seventy countries will take part in what will be the first of such first class exhibitions that the Bureau lnternational des Expositions has authorized in America.
The most fantastic images are of the structures still in construction: exposed, and yet unaltered by superimpositions, their expressive values are best revealed. The presence of men at work, climbing up or suspended from the structures, gives an exciting idea of their scale.
While fairs may be criticized for their costliness and inadequacy as a source of information—for immediacy and accessibility they are surpassed by radio and television—they do have a positive impact in that they always stimulate technological progress. They provide an occasion for the realization of projects and ideas on a scale which is unreal but useful to research; an indirect result but an important one.