If the city is the theatre of urban life, how does architecture act in its many performances? This book reconstructs the spatial experiments of Art et Action, a theatre troupe active in 1920s Paris, and how their designs for theater buildings show how the performance spaces interacted with actors and spectators according to their type.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Gray Read is Associate Professor of Architecture at Florida International University, USA.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Architecture as a Performing Art 1. Choral Theatre: Hearing the Voices of the Universe 2. Theatre of Space: The Festival of Seeing Others and Being Seen 3. Theatre of the Book: Artistic Display and Commentary 4. Chamber Theatre: The Spectator and Mass Media 5. University Theatre: Civic Debate Conclusion: The Performance of a Town