|Rating||:||4.51 (872 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||256 Pages|
Colour and archival photographs document 19 events, among them the Olympic Games, the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, and the Burning Man festival in the Nevada Desert.. 'Spectacle' is a visual essay that celebrates the phenomenon and history of public performance worldwide
Rockwell and Mau (Spectacle has Mau's imaginative boldness and strong sense of display written all over it) have created a smart book with heft and beauty, and much information useful to designers and fans of the public entertainments, rituals and happenings that so enchant us.' Azure 'Packed with 200 color photographs and interviews with award-winning authors, producers, directors, and performers---from Muhammad Ali to Steve Wynn-these authorities of the grandiose explain how such 'shared, live experiences' shape the way that we see the world, the way we interact with it, and how we interact with each other.' Deser
David Lio said great coffee table book. Wonderful pictures of most of the largest gatherings of human beings on the planet. Some of the writing is a bit less objective than might be ideal but the descriptions do give a good overview of the particulars of each event. A wonderful collection of images of human gatherings.. Rhina said Great photos. Educational. Interesting background information for many major events around the world. Great photos. Educational.. Traviscf said I keep it on my coffee table and open it every once in a while.. I keep it on my coffee table and open it every once in a while.
David Rockwell has worked in the field of natural resource conservation for more than 25 years as a consultant, manager, writer, and teacher. His previous books include "Nature of North America" and "Giving Voice to Bear," He lives in Dixon, Montana.Mau, principal of the Toronto-based firm Bruce Mau Design, is the designer of the critically acclaimed Zone series.