Cities of Culture

Cities of Culture

by John Robert Gold, Margaret M. Gold
     
 

ISBN-10: 1840142855

ISBN-13: 9781840142853

Pub. Date: 12/01/2004

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

What would make a city go mad and stage an international sporting or cultural event? Is it the joy of feeding locust-like hordes of tourists? Is it the gaiety of herding vans bristling with surly broadcasting engineers? Is it just the filthy lucre? Not so, state Gold (urban geography, Oxford Brookes U.) and Gold (arts management, London Metropolitan U.) International…  See more details below

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What would make a city go mad and stage an international sporting or cultural event? Is it the joy of feeding locust-like hordes of tourists? Is it the gaiety of herding vans bristling with surly broadcasting engineers? Is it just the filthy lucre? Not so, state Gold (urban geography, Oxford Brookes U.) and Gold (arts management, London Metropolitan U.) International festivals figure materially as well as symbolically in ritual, religion, and national identity, and have a long and noble history from classical times. The authors closely examine events of the past 150 years, including the Great Exhibition of 1851, the New York World's Fair of 1939, Expo 67, various Summer Olympics and the new European Cities of Culture program. They find varying intentions and outcomes, be they cultural or financial, but a consistency in seeking to become the envy of the planet, if only for a short time. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840142853
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Pages:
325
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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