Walt Disney and the Quest for Community

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Ashgate, 2002 - Performing Arts - 199 pages
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Annotation Towards the end of his life, Walt Disney conceived of a utopian project called the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (EPCOT) that was to become, in adulterated form, a section of the Disney theme park in Florida. Mannheim (California State U.) focuses on the original plans in his largely uncritical exhumation of the physical planning, architectural conceptions, technology, economics, and operations and management of the utopian project. A final chapter explores the influence of the original plans on the Epcot Center and the Disney company town Celebration, Florida. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

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Fascinating, if scholarly, look at Walt's desire to redefine urban planning. Read full review


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