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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...

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...

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,”...

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...

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...

The Cultural Meanings of the Leave It to Beaver House

Archi.Pop : Mediating Architecture in Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Few TV houses have shaped the popular imagination of American suburbia more than the rather unassuming Colonial Revival seen on Leave It to Beaver. While never enjoying exceptionally high ratings during its original run from 1957 through...

The Palazzo Soprano

Archi.Pop : Mediating Architecture in Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The opening credits to the HBO series The Sopranos begin with an eerie, flickering image of the tiled ceiling of the Lincoln Tunnel. We are in the passenger seat of a sport utility vehicle as it heads out of New York City...

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...

“Life in Marvelous Times”: Hip-hop, Housing, and Utopia

Archi.Pop : Mediating Architecture in Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... montage that calls to mind the industrial rhythms of an assembly line. Over this, he raps in a modulated tone that moves between story-telling and statement: I’m from where they ball and breed rhyme stars I’m from Marcy son, just thought I’d...

“Uglying Out”: Shag Carpet and the Twists of Popular Taste

Archi.Pop : Mediating Architecture in Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... there was one of these environmental rugs and next thing you know, everyone was on the rug, people would tell you things they’d never tell you otherwise” (Jupena 2008). Popular conductor Richard Hayman released a recording in 1959 called “Serenade...