Wayfinding, Consumption, and Air Terminal Design: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Wayfinding, Consumption, and Air Terminal Design

1st Edition

By Menno Hubregtse


216 pages | 32 Color Illus. | 60 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367352561
pub: 2020-03-01
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This book investigates how international air terminals organize passenger movement and generate spending. It offers a new understanding of how their architecture and artworks operate visually to guide people through the space and affect their behaviour.

Menno Hubregtse’s research draws upon numerous airport visits and interviews with architects and planners as well as documents and articles that address these terminals’ development, construction, and renovations. The book establishes the main concerns of architects with respect to wayfinding strategies and analyzes how air terminal architecture, artworks, and interior design contribute to the airport’s operations.

The book will be of interest to art historians, architectural historians, practising architects, urban planners, airport specialists, and geographers.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Wayfinding and Facilitating Passenger Circulation 2. Air Terminal Design: Agency and a Functional Aesthetic 3. Installing Artworks for Wayfinding and Commerce 4. Movement-Themed Artworks: Affect, Kinaesthesia, and Control 5. Place-Themed Designs and Mobility 6. Conclusion

About the Author

Menno Hubregtse is an Instructor at the University of Victoria where he teaches art and architectural history.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / History / General
DESIGN / General