The Cinquantenaire Exhibition Halls and Gardens, Snoeck, Royal Museums of Art and History, 2023, 400 p.
The idea of this book is to shed light on the various stages in the construction of the buildings along with their use in the Cinquantenaire in Brussels from 1880 until today. Besides statues and monuments, the history of the major institutions that are housed here are brought to life in text and image. The story of the World Fairs is linked to the history of Belgium as well as daily life in the park today with the help of the many unpublished documents.
Jacqueline Guisset is doctor in the History of Art and author of a range of articles and books.
(also available in Dutch and French) - €50 in the museumshop