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Simulating France, Seducing the World: The Regional Center at the 1937 Paris Exposition

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

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... such phrases as “total France” or “entire France” (Institut Français d’Architecture [IFA] Maigrot n.d.; Mihura 1937a; IFA Le Même n.d.).Furthermore, in contrast to the 1900 exposition where the regions “only appeared as a rough sketch,”...

Introduction

Archi.Pop : Mediating Architecture in Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Special thanks are owed to Mike Babcock, Aaron Gensler, Jen Grosso, Pete Levins, Anna Mascorella, Whitten Overby, and Donny Silberman. This volume addresses the mediation of architecture by popular culture. We all know that buildings...

Tourist Geographies: Remapping Old Havana

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

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...A Souvenir On a recent trip to Havana I sat with a friend on the steps of the capitol. The building's dome, designed in 1929 to emulate that of Washington, DC, loomed behind us. We sat motionless for a few moments as an itinerant...

Introduction

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

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... Hurtt and Lasansky demonstrate how new identities are constructed for these sites by visualizing a distinct architectural character. In each case, the final product results from a conflation of existing and imagined sites – reconstituted...

Ugly America and Architecture on the Highway: A Time-Life View of the 1950s and 1960s

Archi.Pop : Mediating Architecture in Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... blight something not so easily dismissed.For by 1970, a new generation looked at landscapes of the automobile in an entirely new light: when painters and photographers like Ed Ruscha, Allan D’Arcangelo and Stephen Shore, and architects...

Vision and Crime: The Cineramic Architecture of John Lautner

Archi.Pop : Mediating Architecture in Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Los Angeles architect John Lautner (1911–94) loathed the entertainment industry and often lamented its disappointing lack of quality. This essay draws on research conducted for the author’s UCLA Ph.D. dissertation, which included...

Egypt on Steroids: Luxor Las Vegas and Postmodern Orientalism

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

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...Luxor Las Vegas and Postmodern Orientalism At the end of Martin Scorsese's film Casino, Robert De Niro's character, Ace Rothstein, muses over the recent social, political, and economic forces that have transformed casino management...

Honey, I Shrunk the Nation-State: The Scales of Global History in the Thai Nationalist Theme Park

Archi.Pop : Mediating Architecture in Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Situated in a zone of industrial factories and slum housing outside of Bangkok, Muang Boran theme park invites visitors to leave behind the grimy environment of present-day globalization and step back in historical time. Walking through its...

Performing Abroad: British Tourists in Italy and their Practices, 1840–1914

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

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... encounters at the table d’hôte or on the promenade, lost luggage, wayward vetturini and gondolieri and sore feet. Most tourists used hotels on their arrival, then took apartments in neighbourhoods frequented by compatriots such as the Lungarno...

The Cultural Meanings of the Leave It to Beaver House

Archi.Pop : Mediating Architecture in Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... houses mostly occupied “Colonial Street.” The original Colonial Revival best remembered as the Cleaver’s house was later recycled as the home of Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–76), and then removed during production of the 1989 Tom Hanks’ comedy,...