Designing Disney Theme Parks

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Uniting a roster of authors chosen from wide-ranging disciplines, this study is the first to examine the influence of Disneyland on both our built environment and our architectural imagination. Tracing the relationship of the Disney parks to their historical forebears, Designing Disney's Theme Parks: The Architecture of Reassurance charts Disneyland's evolution from one man's personal dream to a multinational enterprise, a process in which the Disney "magic" has moved ever closer to the real world. This is a ...
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Paris 1997 Softcover. VG Accompanied the exhibition "The Architecture of Reassurance: Designing the Disney Theme Parks, " which appeared at the Canadian Centre for ... Architecture, The Walker Art Center, UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum from 1997-1999; Includes six essays, as well as an interview with Frank Gehry by Karal Ann Marling and Phyllis Lambert; Essays include "The Artist as Imagineer, " "Expository Expositions: Preparing for the Theme Parks, " "Imagineering the Disney Theme Parks, " "Making Imagination Safe in the 1950s: Disneyland's Fantasy Art and Architecture, " "Disneyland: Its Place in World Culture, " and "Forty Years of Overstatement: Criticism and the Disney Theme Parks" Yellow illus. wraps; 223 pp.; Over 200 color and bw figures. Read more Show Less

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Uniting a roster of authors chosen from wide-ranging disciplines, this study is the first to examine the influence of Disneyland on both our built environment and our architectural imagination. Tracing the relationship of the Disney parks to their historical forebears, Designing Disney's Theme Parks: The Architecture of Reassurance charts Disneyland's evolution from one man's personal dream to a multinational enterprise, a process in which the Disney "magic" has moved ever closer to the real world. This is a unique perspective on one of the great post-war American icons.
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Merle Rubin
Reading this highly detailed book on Disneyland is not exactly a walk in the park. But it is, undoubtedly, a valuable book, full of good material, and approaches its subject with an attitude that is appropriately appreciative, without being overawed.
The Christian Science Monitor
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  • ISBN-13: 9782080136381
  • Publisher: Flammarion
  • Publication date: 10/1/1997
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 10.16 (w) x 11.07 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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