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Spectacle

Author: David Rockwell; Bruce Mau
Publisher: London : Phaidon, 2006.
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A visual essay on the art, evolution, and impact of public performance, from the theatre to the streets Documents a wide range of international spectacles ranging from the Olympics to the Burning Man festival in Nevada, the Running of the Bulls in Spain, Holi festival in India, and the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in New York. Includes 20 interviews with influential cultural figures such as art critic Dave Hickey,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rockwell, David.
Spectacle.
London : Phaidon, 2006
(OCoLC)648351278
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Rockwell; Bruce Mau
ISBN: 9780714845746 0714845744
OCLC Number: 70059864
Description: 255 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps, ports. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Spectacle : Big : Kumbh Mela: the new human scale ; Olympic opening ceremonies: global stage ; Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: storybook skies --
Bold : Las Vegas: viva! ; World's fairs: pavilions of progress ; Circus: beneath the big top ; Brussels Flower Carpet: Belgium's color field --
Brief : Fireworks: ephemeral etchings ; Harbin ice and snow festival: melting in Manchuria ; Flash mobs: much ado about nothing --
Connect : Burning man: brief Bohemia ; Calcio Storico: a Renaissance rumble ; NASCAR infield: racing's revved-up reunions --
Transform : Carnival: masquerade, metamorphosis ; Ticker-tape parades: New York's vertical party ; Day of the Dead: greeting the spirits ; Marches on Washington: speech as spectacle --
Immerse : Tomatina Festival: uncanned combat ; Holi Festival: vivid vernal equinox ; Running of the bulls: Pamplona's adrenaline rush --
Getting there : Calendar of 100 spectacles ; 40 spectacles to visit. Asides : Introduction / David Rockwell --
Living in the moment / David Rockwell interviewed by Chee Pearlman --
Big : The fragility of crowds: the Nika Riot ; Excavating the Olympics: Pierre Frédy, Baron de Coubertin ; The society of the spectacle: Guy Debord --
Bold : America at leisure: Coney Island ; Boomtown: atomic tourism in Las Vegas ; Freakish fascinations: the Feejee Mermaid --
Brief : Momentos: souvenirs of spectacles ; Spells of Saint Vitus: dance manias of the middle ages ; The public theater: Bernini's urban spectacles --
Connect : The importance of play: the Fun Palace of Cedric Price ; The abuse of spectacle: Mussolini's civic revivals ; The allure of disaster: the Roman games --
Transform : Breaking convention: the Feast of Fools ; Protest as spectacle: the Seattle Riots --
Afterword : Here is the church / Herbert Muschamp. Interviews : Big : Nick Day: rivers of prayer ; David Zolkwer: Olympian effects ; Muhammad Ali: Olympic fighter ; Jean McFaddin: thinking big --
Bold : Steve Wynn: reinventing Las Vegas ; Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown: constructing decoration ; Dave Hickey: real fakery ; Simon Doonan : Window reflections --
Brief : Julie Taymor: living theater ; Bill Wasik: the crowd artist ; Kurt Andersen: on the record --
Connect : Larry Harvey, circles in the sand ; Kevin Kelly, art as play ; Jeff MacGregor: gas, grills, and girls --
Transform : Peter Minshall, the streets of carnival ; John Waters: on hating spectacle ; Quincy Jones: high notes ; Don Mischer: striking a chord --
Immerse : Guy Laliberté: from street to cirque ; Craig Hummer: survival of the fittest.
Responsibility: David Rockwell with Bruce Mau.

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