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1st Edition

Festival Architecture

ISBN 9780415701297
Published December 22, 2007 by Routledge

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Book Description

With contributions from provocative art and architectural historians, this book is a unique exposition of the temporary architecture erected for festivals and the role it has played in developing Western architectural and urban theory.

Festival Architecture is arranged in historical periods – from Antiquity to the modern era – and divided between analyses of specific festivals, set in relation to contemporary architecture and urban design ideas and theories.

Illustrated with a wealth of unusual and rarely-seen images from the European festival tradition, this is a fascinating outline of the history of festival architecture ideal for postgraduate architecture and urban design students.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  Sarah Bonnemaison and Christine Macy  Part 1: Ritual and architecture in antiquity  2. The festive experience: Roman processions in the urban context Diane Favro  Part 2: Renaissance and Baroque spectacle as representations of power  3. Festival bridal entries in Renaissance Ferrara Diane Yvonne Ghirardo  4. Festivals of state: the representation of power in late Renaissance and Baroque Venice Margherita Azzi Visentini  5. Statecraft or Stagecraft? English paper architecture in the seventeenth century Caroline van Eck  6. Framing history: the jubilee of 1625, the dedication of new Saint Peter’s and the Baldacchino Maarten Delbeke  Part 3: Eighteenth century festivals and urban beautification  7. The speculative challenges of festival architecture in eighteenth century France Eric Monin  Part 4: World expositions and the idea of modernity  8. Marking time and space in the city: Kromhout’s decorations for the investiture of Wilhelmina in Amsterdam Nancy Stieber  9. Sound, light, and the mystique of space in Paris, 1937 Robert Weddle  Part 5: Festivals of resistance  10. Festival urbanism: carnival as an expression of civil society in nineteenth century Basel Christine Macy  11. Taking back the street, Paris 1968-1978 Sarah Bonnemaison

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Sarah Bonnemaison and Christine Macy have been involved in festival architecture since 1987, designing, lecturing and writing about it. Their book Architecture and Nature: creating the American landscape (Routledge 2003) won the 2005 Alice Davis Hitchcock Prize from the Society of Architectural Historians. They teach design and architectural history at Dalhousie University in Canada.