Sport And Architecture by Benjamin S. FlowersSport And Architecture by Benjamin S. Flowers

Sport And Architecture

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Hardcover | March 6, 2017

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Sport and architecture are two elements of contemporary life that have a broad and profound impact on the world around us. The role architecture plays in shaping buildings and societies has occupied historians for centuries. Likewise, the cultural, economic, and political importance of sport is the subject of sustained academic inquiry. When sport and architecture converge, as in the 2012 London Olympics or the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, then the impact of these two forms of social activity is redoubled.

This book presents a new and dynamic study of the complex relationship between sport and architecture. It explores the history of sport architecture and examines the buildings and events that create sites where sport and architecture converge in particularly telling ways. Its chapters discuss the following topics:

  • sport architecture and urban redevelopment
  • sport architecture and technology
  • sport architecture and nationalism
  • sport architecture as social activism
  • sport architecture and global capitalism.

By considering the importance of architectural form alongside these key themes, this book represents a landmark study for anybody interested in the social and cultural significance of architecture or sport.

About The Author

Benjamin S. Flowersis an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. His work examines architecture as a form of social activity situated within the intersecting spheres of politics, culture, and economy. Looking in particular at skyscrapers and stadiums, he focuses on the ways these s...

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Title:Sport And ArchitectureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:146 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:March 6, 2017Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415743664

ISBN - 13:9780415743662

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Table of Contents

1. Sport and Architecture: An Introduction

2. Stadia: Past and Present

3. Technology

4. Global Capitalism

5. Urban Redevelopment

6. Starchitects

7. Identity

8. Non-sporting Ends of Sport Architecture

9. Stadia Activism

10. Future Stadia: Exploding the Program

11. Conclusion

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