Franklin

Beautiful moves : designing stadia / Benjamin Flowers.

Author/Creator:
Flowers, Benjamin, author.
Publication:
London : Lund Humphries, 2018. , ©2018
Format/Description:
Book
192 pages : illustrations (some color), plans (some color) ; 26 cm
Subjects:
Stadiums -- Design and construction.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
Architecture, Modern -- 21st century.
Architecture and society.
Stadiums.
Summary:
"Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan writer, once pleaded for "a pretty move for the love of God" when watching his beloved soccer. This book is likewise interested in "beautiful moves", but turns instead to the architecture of the stadium as an architectural type as captivating as the play occurring on the pitch. In the past 30 years a number of stadium projects have been completed that highlight how this building type has become a site for architectural innovation and complexity. Clients that once would once have turned to large firms specializing in stadia instead began to hire A-list and Pritzker-Prize-winning architects to design new stadia. As a result, in cities around the world stadia are often the most expensive and monumental of projects, and may be icons of identity and defining presences in the built landscape. By examining a range of exemplary stadia from around the world (built, unbuilt and demolished projects), this book presents for the first time a canon for this building type. Organized chronologically, it includes famous examples from the likes of Lina Bo Bardi, Frei Otto, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Herzog & de Meuron, Foster + Partners and Studio Gang."--Page 4 of cover.
Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan writer, once pleaded for "a pretty move for the love of God" when watching his beloved soccer. This book is likewise interested in "beautiful moves", but turns instead to the architecture of the stadium as an architectural type as captivating as the play occurring on the pitch. In the past 30 years a number of stadium projects have been completed that highlight how this building type has become a site for architectural innovation and complexity. Clients that once would once have turned to large firms specializing in stadia instead began to hire A-list and Pritzker-Prize-winning architects to design new stadia. As a result, in cities around the world stadia are often the most expensive and monumental of projects, and may be icons of identity and defining presences in the built landscape. By examining a range of exemplary stadia from around the world (built, unbuilt and demolished projects), this book presents for the first time a canon for this building type. Organized chronologically, it includes famous examples from the likes of Lina Bo Bardi, Frei Otto, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Herzog & de Meuron, Foster + Partners and Studio Gang.
Contents:
1960 : the postwar stadium and the city
1970-1990 : 'machines for sports', disasters and dramatic change
2000 to present : the rise of the architect stadium
Stadia of the future.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-180) and index.
ISBN:
1848222246
9781848222243
OCLC:
1012800430
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