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Title Designing Disney's theme parks : the architecture of reassurance / edited by Karal Ann Marling.

Published Montréal : Centre canadien d'architecture/Canadian Centre for Architecture ; Paris : New York : Flammarion, [1997]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  791.06879496 DESI    AVAILABLE
Physical description 223 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 30 cm
Notes ""Accompanies the exhibition, 'The architecture of reasurrance--designing the Disney theme parks,' organized by the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) with Karal Ann Marling, guest curator"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 214-218).
Contents The artist as imagineer / Marty Sklar -- Expository expositions : preparing for the theme parks / Neil Harris -- Imagineering the Disney theme parks / Karal Ann Marling -- Making imagination safe in the 1950's : Disneyland's fantasy art and architecture / Erika Doss -- Disneyland : its place in world culture / Yi-Fu Tuan with Steven D. Hoelscher -- Forty years of overstatement : criticism and the Disney theme parks / Greil Marcus.
Summary Uniting a roster of authors chosen from wide-ranging disciplines, this study is the first to examine the influence of Disneyland on both our built environment and our architectural imagination. Tracing the relationship of the Disney parks to their historical forebears, it charts Disneyland's evolution from one man's personal dream to a multinational enterprise, a process in which the Disney "magic" has moved ever closer to the real world. Editor Karal Ann Marling, Professor of Art History and American Studies at the University of Minnesota, draws upon her pioneering work in the Disney archives to reconstruct and analyze the intentions and strategies behind the parks. She is joined by Marty Sklar, Vice Chairman and Principal Creative Executive of Walt Disney Imagineering, historian Neil Harris, art historian Erika Doss, geographer Yi-Fu Tuan, critic Greil Marcus, and architect Frank Gehry to provide a unique perspective on one of the great post-war American icons.
Other author Marling, Karal Ann.
Centre canadien d'architecture.
Subject Walt Disney Company -- Catalogs -- Catalogs.
Centre canadien d'architecture -- Catalogs -- Catalogs.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Catalogs.
Amusement parks -- Design -- Catalogs.
Disneyland (Calif.) -- History.
Variant Title Architecture of reassurance.
ISBN 2080136399 (hardback)
2080136380 (paperback)