Modern Architecture in Theatre: The Experiments of Art et Action

Modern Architecture in Theatre: The Experiments of Art et Action

by A. Read


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137368676
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 11/22/2013
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 139
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

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