Animation: Form Follows Fun

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Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 10, 2004 - Architecture - 359 pages
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In amusement parks and theme parks the role of architecture in generating an emotional experience has long outgrown its mere functional and structural aspects. This trend is now pervading shopping malls, airports, museums, even banks, and is one which progressive architects will have to confront, as it becomes an increasingly important feature for investors and users in our pleasure-seeking society. With a wealth of international examples ranging from the prototype Disneyland (where Walt Disney's concepts of animation were congenially transformed into reality) to historical amusement parks and modern day theme parks, "Animation" investigates this global trend in contemporary architecture for the first time. Rich visual images and astute analytical texts reveal how animation architecture functions, the effects it can achieve and the uses it can be put to.
 

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Kristin Feireiss is an architecture critic, editor, and curator. Formerly the Director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam, her curatorial projects include Paris, Architecture and Utopia and Architectural Visions. Feireiss is the editor of publications on such architects as Daniel Libeskind, Axel Schultes, and Ben van Berkel, and was the Commissioner of the Dutch Pavilion for the 1996 and 2000 Venice Biennales. She is the initiator of and advisor to the first International Architecture Biennale in the Netherlands.

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