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Architecture and tourism : perceptions, performance and place

Author: D Medina Lasansky; Brian D McLaren
Publisher: New York : Berg, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The past two centuries have witnessed an increase in the commodification of tourist sites across the world. Everything from historical monuments to exotic destinations has been redesigned for mass consumption. This book examines the relationship between tourism needs and the built environment.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Architecture and tourism.
New York : Berg, 2004
(OCoLC)761372585
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D Medina Lasansky; Brian D McLaren
ISBN: 1859737048 9781859737040 1859737099 9781859737095
OCLC Number: 123339641
Description: xx, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Reproduction, fragmentation, and collection: Rome and the Origin of souvenirs / Sarah Benson --
Early travelers in Greece and the invention of medieval architectural history / Kostis Kourelis --
Performing abroad: British tourists in Italy and their practices 1840-1914 / Jill Steward --
From Tripoli to Ghadames: architecture and the tourist experience of local culture in Italian colonial Libya / Brian McLaren --
A pilgrimage to the Alcázar of Toledo: ritual, tourism and propaganda in Franco's Spain / Miriam Basilio --
Authenticating dungeons, whitewashing castles: the former sites of the slave trade on the Ghanaian coast / Cheryl Finley --
From photographic fragments to architectural illusions at the 1929 Poble Espanyol in Barcelona / Jordana Mendelson --
Simulating France, seducing the world: the regional center at the Paris exposition / Deborah D. Hurtt --
Tourist geographies: remapping old Habana / D. Medina Lasansky --
Sweetening colonialism: a Mauritian themed resort / Tim Edensor and Uma Kothan --
Doing it right: postwar honeymoon resorts in the Pocono Mountains / Barbara Penner --
New politics of the spectacle: "Bilbao" and the global imagination / Joan Ockman --
Egypt on steroids: Luxor Las Vegas and postmodern orientalism / Jeffrey Cass.
Responsibility: edited by D. Medina Lasansky and Brian McLaren.
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Drawing on case studies in Cuba, Ghana, Greece, France, Italy, Libya, Mauritius, Spain and the United States, this book explores the touristic experience, representation and meaning of place within  Read more...

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Spectacle, pilgrimage, history, myth, vision of the future - all these realms come together in Architecture and Tourism, as they do in our personal travels and in national policies around the world. Read more...

 
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