Hardcover, 255 pages
Dimensions: 8.5″ wide x 10″ tall
In Spectacle, the architect David Rockwell, in collaboration with designer Bruce Mau, explores the allure of larger-than-life events that take place around the globe. From the running of the bulls in Pamplonato the Holi Festival in India to deafening – and dangerous – NASCAR races, Spectacle considers what it is about these “shared, live experiences” that transforms not only the way we see the world, but also how we connect with each other. Illustrated with over 200 color photographs, the dynamic visual essay highlights the power of real-time, real-space events in today’s highly mediated world. The book features a collection of photographs and interviews with award-winning authors, producers, directors, and performers. These contributors have documented, participated in, or produced large events and bring a fascinating behind-the-scenes and in front-of-the footlights perspective on “spectacles” today.
By David Rockwell
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