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Concert halls, arenas, stadia

See below for a selection of the latest books from Concert halls, arenas, stadia category. Presented with a red border are the Concert halls, arenas, stadia books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Concert halls, arenas, stadia books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Staging Space - The Architecture of Performance in the 21st Century

Staging Space - The Architecture of Performance in the 21st Century

Author: Jeffrey Huang, Anton Rey, Sabine Von Fischer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2019

Staging Spaces explores trends in inter-disciplinary research at the interface of architecture, new media, information technology, and performing arts. The new book has emerged from a research project at SINLAB, an experimental laboratory jointly run by five universities in Switzerland, Germany, and China. The book features a comprehensive essay by Jeffrey Huang and Sabine von Fischer on the questions raised by new media in spaces of performance. The four sections elaborate on the topics of Kinetics, Audibility, Visibility, and Boundaries. They delve into aspects such as movement, interaction, and body tracking; electronic dispositives in acoustic space; the visibility in stage performance; and the performers and their audience. And they look at experiments by performance artists and computer scientists exploring the ways in which art and technology create new spatial relations on the theatre stage or other spaces of performance: movement, sound and light happen no longer simply inside the space, but form relationships within and beyond. The four richly illustrated sections are complemented with text inserts by international expert contributors, looking at or commenting on further aspects of the four main topics.

Play On: Contemporary Theatre Architecture in Britain

Play On: Contemporary Theatre Architecture in Britain

Author: Alistair Fair Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/09/2019

This book documents and celebrates Britain's contemporary theatre architecture. It is about the conception, design, and delivery of spaces for drama between c. 2008 and 2018, a period of economic recession and financial austerity which has nonetheless seen a significant number of well received theatre-building projects. Intended not only for theatre enthusiasts but also individuals and organisations who may be contemplating a capital project of their own, Play On provides detailed `contemporary histories' of ten recent projects. It includes new theatres, like Liverpool's prize-winning Everyman Theatre and Cast in Doncaster, as well as major refurbishment and restoration schemes such as the National Theatre in London and the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow. Architects whose work is discussed include Haworth Tompkins, Aedas Arts Team, Bennetts Associates, Richard Murphy Architects, and Page\Park. An extended introductory section sets the case studies in their historical and contemporary contexts, and draws out key themes, including sustainability, accessibility, and the need for theatres to be efficient yet welcoming `public' spaces.

Bandstands Pavilions for music, entertainment and leisure

Bandstands Pavilions for music, entertainment and leisure

Author: Paul Rabbitts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2019

In 1833, the Select Committee for Public Walks was introduced so that `the provision of parks would lead to a better use of Sundays and the replacement of the debasing pleasures.' Music was seen as an important moral influence and `musical cultivation ... the safest and surest method of popular culture', and it was the eventual introduction of the bandstand which became a significant aspect of the reforming potential of public parks. However, the move from the bull baiting of `Merrie England' to the ordered recreation provided by bandstands has never been fully comprehended. Likewise, the extent of changes in leisure and public entertainment and the impact of music at seaside resorts often revolved around the use of seaside bandstands, with the subsequent growth of coastal resorts. Music in public spaces, and the history and heritage of the bandstand has largely been ignored. Yet in their heyday, there were over 1,500 bandstands in the country, in public parks, on piers and seaside promenades attracting the likes of crowds of over 10,000 in the Arboretum in Lincoln, to regular weekday and weekend concerts in most of London's parks up until the beginning of the Second World War. Little is really known about them, from their evolution as `orchestras' in the early Pleasure Gardens, the music played within them, to their intricate and ornate ironwork or art deco designs and the impact of the great foundries, their worldwide influence, to the great decline post Second World War and subsequent revival in the late 1990s. This book tells the story of these pavilions made for music, and their history, decline and revival.

Lever de Rideau A Theatre in Cachan

Lever de Rideau A Theatre in Cachan

Author: Rafael Magrou Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2019

In Cachan, a suburb south of Paris, Ateliers O-S Architectes was commissioned with transforming a local theatre building, originally built in the early twentieth century, into a thriving cultural centre. The commission went well beyond merely rebuilding and modernising an existing structure. Rather, the firm was tasked with creating an entirely new neighbourhood. Everything but the auditorium and stage of the old building was demolished and replaced with a more spacious, new complex including an additional hall, a new foyer and exhibition space, a restaurant, and new rooms for building and stage equipment. The neighbouring tennis court became a public park. Lever de Rideau presents the creation of Cachan's new Jacques Carat Theater. Designed to mimic a theatre programme, the book brings together short essays and interviews; portraits of key protagonists; a graphic short story; and ample illustrations, including plans and photographs by celebrated French photographer Cyrille Weiner, which show the building embedded in Cachan's urban fabric. Offering captivating behind-the-scenes insights, this unconventional book will be welcomed by readers interested in modern architecture and urban planning. Text in English and French.

Participatory Culture and the Social Value of an Architectural Icon: Sydney Opera House

Participatory Culture and the Social Value of an Architectural Icon: Sydney Opera House

Author: Cristina Garduno (University of Melbourne, Australia) Freeman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

This book develops new and innovative methods for understanding the cultural significance of places such as the World Heritage listed Sydney Opera House. By connecting participatory media, visual culture and social value, Cristina Garduno Freeman contributes to a fast-growing body of scholarship on digital heritage and the popular reception of architecture. In this, her first book, she opens up a fresh perspective on heritage, as well as the ways in which people relate to architecture via participation on social media. Social media sites such as YouTube, Pinterest, Wikipedia, Facebook and Flickr, as well as others, become places for people to express their connections with places, for example, the Sydney Opera House. Garduno Freeman analyses real-world examples, from souvenirs to opera-house-shaped cakes, and untangles the tangible and intangible ways in which the significance of heritage is created, disseminated and maintained. As people's encounters with World Heritage become increasingly mediated by the digital sphere there is a growing imperative for academics, professionals and policy-makers to understand the social value of significant places. This book is beneficial to academics, students and professionals of architecture.

Beautiful Moves: Designing Stadia

Beautiful Moves: Designing Stadia

Author: Benjamin Flowers Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/12/2018

Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan writer, once pleaded for `a pretty move for the love of God' when watching his beloved soccer. This book is likewise interested in `beautiful moves', but turns instead to the architecture of the stadium as an architectural type as captivating as the play occurring on the pitch. In the past 30 years a number of stadium projects have been completed that highlight how this building type has become a site for architectural innovation and complexity. Clients that once would once have turned to large firms specializing in stadia instead began to hire A-list and Pritzker-Prize-winning architects to design new stadia. As a result, in cities around the world stadia are often the most expensive and monumental of projects, and may be icons of identity and defining presences in the built landscape. By examining a range of exemplary stadia from around the world (built, unbuilt and demolished projects), this book presents for the first time a canon for this building type. Organized chronologically, it includes famous examples from the likes of Lina Bo Bardi, Frei Otto, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Herzog & de Meuron, Foster + Partners and Studio Gang.

The Eighth Wonder of the World The Life of Houston's Iconic Astrodome

The Eighth Wonder of the World The Life of Houston's Iconic Astrodome

Author: Robert C. Trumpbour, Kenneth Womack, Mickey Herskowitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

When it opened in 1965, the Houston Astrodome, nicknamed the Eighth Wonder of the World, captured the attention of an entire nation, bringing pride to the city and enhancing its reputation nationwide. It was a Texas-sized vision of the future, an unthinkable feat of engineering with premium luxury suites, theater-style seating, and the first animated scoreboard. Yet there were memorable problems such as outfielders' inability to see fly balls and failed attempts to grow natural grass-which ultimately led to the development of Astroturf. The Astrodome nonetheless changed the way people viewed sports, putting casual fans at the forefront of a user-experience approach that soon became the standard in all American sports. The Eighth Wonder of the World tears back the facade and details the Astrodome's role in transforming Houston as a city while also chronicling the building's pivotal fifty years in existence and the ongoing debate about its preservation.

The House The dramatic story of the Sydney Opera House and the people who made it

The House The dramatic story of the Sydney Opera House and the people who made it

Author: Helen Pitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2018

The best-loved building in Australia nearly didn't get off the drawing board. When it did, the lives of everyone involved in its construction were utterly changed: some for the better, many for the worse. Helen Pitt tells the stories of the people behind the magnificent white sails of the Sydney Opera House. From the famous conductor and state premier who conceived the project; to the two architects whose lives were so tragically intertwined; to the workers and engineers; to the people of Sydney, who were alternately beguiled and horrified as the drama unfolded over two decades. With access to diaries, letters, and classified records, as well as her own interviews with people involved in the project, Helen Pitt reveals the intimate back story of the building that turned Sydney into an international city. It is a tale worthy of Shakespeare himself.

Stadium A Building That Renders the Image of a City

Stadium A Building That Renders the Image of a City

Author: Alejandro Celedon Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/06/2018

On 29 September 1979, 250,000 filled the seats of Chile's National Stadium in Santiago. The event that was meant to transform the attendants from mere dwellers into proprietors. Prior to it, a booklet circulated that featured a plan of the stadium showing the space of its stands subdivided into boroughs and shanty towns. The peopled summoned were mostly beneficiaries from a national self-help housing programme responding to a severe housing crisis by offering people a plot of land within the city. Stadium: A Building that Renders the Image of a City tells a double story of that 1979 event in Santiago de Chile: that of a building, with its dissimilar and even contradictory past uses, and that of a city, with its atomised housing underpinning an unequal development. Both parts are overlaid here, where the stadium's floorplan, rather than delineating the stands, visualises another city marginalised from its centre and arresting different scales in a spatial and temporal panorama. Arranged in four chapters, the book features short essays as well as rich visual material. Text in English and Spanish.

Centre Pompidou

Centre Pompidou

Author: Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

This is the ninth volume in the series of monographs on the important works of the architect Renzo Piano, albeit that he worked in cooperation with Richard Rogers on this extraordinary building, The `Beaubourg` as many people know it, or the Centre Georges Pompidou, as it is known officially. As with the other volumes in the series, the book is drawn up directly from the archives of the Renzo P:iano Building Workshop, and uses previously unpublished material. The history of the project is presented chronologically, using sketches and notes, from the first inspection of the site to the official opening of the building The stories of Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers as they recall working together, are meticulously reproduced in their own words. Thus the book is a true journal, that takes the reader through the entire process of the creation of this extraordinary architectural adventure. `To me it`s still the `` Beaubourg`. Even today, forty years on I find it hard to call it the Centre Georges Pompidou. Yet is was President Pompidou who made the project possible, defended it and ensured its completion after his death in 1974.... After the opening of Centre Pompidou, which took place 40 years ago, we publish this book as a testimony of the adventure of Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers. Happy birthday, Beaubourg`.

Participatory Culture and the Social Value of an Architectural Icon: Sydney Opera House

Participatory Culture and the Social Value of an Architectural Icon: Sydney Opera House

Author: Cristina Garduno (University of Melbourne, Australia) Freeman Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2017

This book develops new and innovative methods for understanding the cultural significance of places such as the World Heritage listed Sydney Opera House. By connecting participatory media, visual culture and social value, Cristina Garduno Freeman contributes to a fast-growing body of scholarship on digital heritage and the popular reception of architecture. In this, her first book, she opens up a fresh perspective on heritage, as well as the ways in which people relate to architecture via participation on social media. Social media sites such as YouTube, Pinterest, Wikipedia, Facebook and Flickr, as well as others, become places for people to express their connections with places, for example, the Sydney Opera House. Garduno Freeman analyses real-world examples, from souvenirs to opera-house-shaped cakes, and untangles the tangible and intangible ways in which the significance of heritage is created, disseminated and maintained. As people's encounters with World Heritage become increasingly mediated by the digital sphere there is a growing imperative for academics, professionals and policy-makers to understand the social value of significant places. This book is beneficial to academics, students and professionals of architecture.

Modern Coliseum Stadiums and American Culture

Modern Coliseum Stadiums and American Culture

Author: Benjamin D. Lisle Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2017

From the legendary Ebbets Field in the heart of Brooklyn to the amenity-packed Houston Astrodome to the retro Oriole Park at Camden Yards, stadiums have taken many shapes and served different purposes throughout the history of American sports culture. In the early twentieth century, a new generation of stadiums arrived, located in the city center, easily accessible to the public, and offering affordable tickets that drew mixed crowds of men and women from different backgrounds. But in the successive decades, planners and architects turned sharply away from this approach. In Modern Coliseum, Benjamin D. Lisle tracks changes in stadium design and culture since World War II. These engineered marvels channeled postwar national ambitions while replacing aging ballparks typically embedded in dense urban settings. They were stadiums designed for the affluent society -brightly colored, technologically expressive, and geared to the car-driving, consumerist suburbanite. The modern stadium thus redefined one of the city's more rambunctious and diverse public spaces. Modern Coliseum offers a cultural history of this iconic but overlooked architectural form. Lisle grounds his analysis in extensive research among the archives of teams, owners, architects, and cities, examining how design, construction, and operational choices were made. Through this approach, we see modernism on the ground, as it was imagined, designed, built, and experienced as both an architectural and a social phenomenon. With Lisle's compelling analysis supplemented by over seventy-five images documenting the transformation of the American stadium over time, Modern Coliseum will be of interest to a variety of readers, from urban and architectural historians to sports fans.