Walt Disney And The Quest For Community - Second Edition

Walt Disney And The Quest For Community - Second Edition

by Steve Mannheim

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Overview

During the final years of his life, Walt Disney was consumed with building an experimental community to help solve urban problems. His team's preliminary planning at the time of his passing in 1966 drew freely from the technology of American industry to house, employ, entertain, and educate residents and millions of visitors. Disney called the concept the "Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow," or EPCOT. It was the most ambitious project he would ever undertake.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614342410
Publisher: Booklocker.com, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/31/2011
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

What People are Saying About This

Roger L. Galatas

"For professionals, practitioners, and students of community development, and those who seek to regulate it, Walt Disney and the Quest for Community provides a nugget of unique information. For those interested in creative leadership, it should be required reading." --(Roger L. Galatas, Urban Land )

Richard Peiser

"Steve Mannheim's book about Walt Disney's EPCOT Center is that rare combination of solid academic historical research and a ‘great read' about one of the most fascinating people of our century. It makes fascinating reading both for students of city-building and Disney fans. While Steve's vivid descriptions make us wonder what Walt Disney's original plan would have been like had it been built, EPCOT today embodies his vision of a living urban laboratory." --(Richard Peiser, Harvard Graduate School of Design)

Regional Studies

"…a window into the mind of one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century while he was wrestling with his grandest project. It is a well-documented historical account of the decision-making processes regarding EPCOT as well as a description of the ideas that influenced the concept. If someone wants to know more about what inspired Walt Disney's visions, and how these visions were turned into reality, this book is an indispensable resource." --(Jeffrey Sasha Davis)

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