With contributions from provocative art and architectural historians, this book is a unique exposition of the temporary architecture erected for festivals and the role it has played in developing Western architectural and urban theory. Festival Architecture is arranged in historical periods – from Antiquity to the modern era – and divided between analyses of specific festivals, set in relation to contemporary architecture and urban design ideas and theories. Illustrated with a wealth of unusual and rarely-seen images from the European festival tradition, this is a fascinating outline of the history of festival architecture ideal for postgraduate architecture and urban design students.
Paris has always exerted a magnetic force on artists. A natural haven for those fleeing the Russian Revolution in the early years of the twentieth century, it later offered safety to artists escaping oppressive regimes in Europe and farther afield. In recent years it has welcomed performers, artists and intellectuals from Middle and Far Eastern countries, from Africa and Latin America, offering strategies for the practice of theatre in a new Europe of ever shifting boundaries. This book examines the creation and development of communities of actors, directors, designers and playwrights in Paris over the past thirty years, it shows how the willingness of the city to welcome international influences, even appointing foreigners to the most influential theatre positions, has enriched its creative life. This examination reveals that many of the most important trends and new developments in the art of theatre have been the direct result of that creative combination of influences from all over the world. Incorporating both the views of academic experts in the field and a range of practitioners who have shaped the city's theatrical cultures, it demonstrates how the pioneering work of Brook, Boal, Mnouchkine, Lecoq and many others has been able to draw on this vibrant, multi-cultural mix, in turn creating new work that has enriched theatre's potential to enlarge our thinking and our imagination.
The 50 key elements that shaped the city, each explained in half a minute
Author: John Flower
Publisher: Ivy Press
"If you want to know more about France’s capital without the doorstop-heavy books, then 30-Second Paris will be right up your street." - Living France Think you know Paris? Why is it called the City of Lights? Where are the capital’s vineyards? What heritage did Hector Guimard bestow on the city? How many bridges cross the Seine? Step away from the grands boulevards and chic boutiques and satisfy your curiosity. Written by experts who live and breathe Paris, this volume gets you under the skin of the city to reveal its true beating heart. In just half a minute – the time it takes to read a topic – 30-Second Paris takes you on a tour without the tourists, revealing Paris and its environs in all its contemporary as well as its historic glory, divulging its quintessential quartiers, famous residents and residences, monuments and museums, cemeteries and squares, markets and fashion meccas, open spaces and entertainment arenas.
La proliferación de festivales en todo el mundo ha dado lugar a un nuevo ámbito académico: los estudios de festivales. Antes de su fallecimiento prematuro, Dragan Klaic era la primera autoridad sobre esta disciplina. Festivals in Focus contiene los últimos ensayos que escribió Klaic como capítulos introductorios de un (próximo) volumen sobre festivales. Sin embargo, estos cuatro ensayos también pueden leerse como textos completos en sí mismos, ya que demuestran la gran capacidad crítica de su autor y plantean interesantes preguntas sobre los festivales culturales no solo en Europa sino en un contexto global. En los cuatro capítulos que integran este libro, además de tratarse la evolución histórica de los festivales, se analizan sus tipos, contenidos y escenarios. Como complemento a los ensayos de Klaic, se publica un texto sobre el futuro de los festivales de Bernard Faivre d’Acier, ex director del Festival de Aviñón, considerado uno de los eventos artísticos más relevantes del mundo.
Napoleon I employed a myriad of media through which to promote his propaganda and his universal hegemony. Classical Rome - home to the great Caesars - was central to his ambitious visions for the transformation of Paris into an imperial metropolis of unprecedented magnitude. Exploring the interrelationship between antiquity, the display of power and the reinvention of Paris, this volume evaluates how the Roman world and post-antique exploitations of Rome influenced Napoleonic Paris, and how Napoleon promoted his authority by appropriating Rome's triumphal architecture and its associated symbolism to relocate 'Rome' in his own times. The volume shows how consideration of Louis XIV's legacy is crucial to understanding the evolution of Napoleon's fascination with imperial Rome. It also charts Napoleon's manipulation of the populist rhetoric of Republican France (and Rome) as he moved from being a general fighting for the Revolutionary cause to become the 'absolute' ruler of a new empire.
All 256 Color Plates from "Les Maîtres de l'Affiche"
Author: Stanley Appelbaum
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Most famous compilation of art from the great age of the poster features full-color, large-format illustrations by nearly 100 artists: Chéret, Toulouse-Lautrec, Bonnard, Mucha, Beardsley, Parrish, Penfield, Steinlen, and many others. Extensive documentation.
Funeral Rites and Rebellion in Nineteenth-Century Brazil
Author: João José Reis
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
This award-winning social history of death and funeral rites during the early decades of Brazil's independence from Portugal focuses on the Cemiterada movement in Salvador, capital of the province of Bahia. The book opens with a lively account of the popular riot that ensued when, in 1836, the government condemned the traditional burial of bodies inside Catholic church buildings and granted a private company a monopoly over burials. This episode is used by Reis to examine the customs of death and burial in Bahian society, explore the economic and religious conflicts behind the move for funerary reforms and the maintenance of traditional rituals of dying, and understand how people dealt with new concerns sparked by modernization and science. Viewing culture within its social context, he illuminates the commonalities and differences that shaped death and its rituals for rich and poor, men and women, slaves and masters, adults and children, foreigners and Brazilians. This translation makes the book, originally published in Brazil in 1993, available in English for the first time.