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...On 30 May 1925, just one month before he would resign his post as governor of the Tripolitanian region of Libya to join the Ministry of Finance under Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, Giuseppe Volpi returned to Tripoli from an automobile...

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...

From Photographic Fragments to Architectural Illusions at the 1929 Poble Espanyol in Barcelona

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

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... colored Flamenco outfits. In the village's main plaza, groups of young Catalan dancers still perform the Sardana. Acknowledgements I would like to thank D. Medina Lasanksy and Brian McLaren for their invitation to present a version...

A Pilgrimage to the Alcázar of Toledo: Ritual, Tourism and Propaganda in Franco's Spain

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

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... to transformation for the purposes of tourist promotion. Acknowledgements I would like to thank Medina Lasansky and Brian McLaren for inviting me to contribute to this volume and for their helpful editorial suggestions. This essay is dedicated...

New Politics of the Spectacle: “Bilbao” and the Global Imagination

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

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...In 1997, virtually overnight, “Bilbao” appeared on the map (Figure 12.1). Frank Gehry's dazzling design for a far-flung branch of the Guggenheim Museum was not just an extraordinarily audacious architectural achievement, nor was it merely...

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

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

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...An earlier version of parts of this chapter appeared in Journeys: an International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing, 2000; vol. 1, issues 1/2.Allen wrote a series of historical guides to Europe's leading cultural centers in which...

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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...Edmond Labbé, General Commissioner of the 1937 Exposition Internationale des arts et des techniques dans la vie moderne in Paris proclaimed:We must not forget that, in France, the cause of regionalism is linked to the cause of tourism...

Early Travelers in Greece and the Invention of Medieval Architectural History

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

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...Introduction Travel to Greece in the tourist forms that we recognize today began in the nineteenth century with the creation of a modern nation state. Before this time, Greek landscapes such as Arcadia were fabricated not on the basis...

Doing it Right: Postwar Honeymoon Resorts in the Pocono Mountains

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

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...I‘m not sneering at sex. It's necessary and it doesn't have to be ugly. But it always has to be managed. Making it glamorous is a billion-dollar industry and it costs every cent of it.My fascination with honeymoon hotels has been with me...

Introduction

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

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... – and as Steward argues, therein lay the success of the longstanding love affair with Italy. Politics of Pilgrimage In case studies of Franco's Spain, the Italian colony of Libya, and coastal Ghana, Basilio, McLaren and Finley...