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Architecture, Festival and the City

Architecture, Festival and the City (Paperback)

Edited by Browne, Jemma
Edited by Frost, Christian
Edited by Lucas, Ray

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Historically the urban festival served as an occasion for affirming shared convictions and identities in the life of the city. Whether religious or civic in nature, these events provided tangible expressions of social, cultural, political and religious cohesion, often reaffirming... a particular shared ethos within very diverse urban landscapes. Architecture has long served as a key aspect of this process exhibiting continuity in the flux of these representations; through the parading of elaborate ceremonial floats; the construction of temporary buildings; the `dressing' of existing urban space; and the construction of new buildings and spaces which then become a part of the background fabric of the city. This book examines how festival can be used as a lens to examine the relationship between city and citizen and questions whether this is fixed through time, or has been transformed as a response to changes in the modern urban condition. Through contributed chapters, it looks at the multi-layered nature of many festivals; in the way they incorporate both orderly (authoritative) and disorderly (subversive) components, revealing new themes of how the civic nature of urban space is utilised through festival to represent ideas of belonging. Recent political and social gatherings also raise questions such as what is the relationship of such events to `ritual' and whether traditional practices can serve as meaningful references in the twenty-first century.
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ISBN 9781138362345
Released NZ 27 Nov 2018
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781138362345
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 27 Nov 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Browne, Jemma
Edited by Frost, Christian
Edited by Lucas, Ray
Category History of Art
Theory Of Architecture
City & Town Planning - Architectural Aspects
Urban & Municipal Planning
Number of Pages 252
Dimensions Width: 171mm
Height: 248mm
Dewey Code 720.103
Weight 612g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Public spaces, Festivals, Architecture and society
NBS Text The Arts: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education