Archi.Pop: Mediating Architecture in Popular Culture

Archi.Pop: Mediating Architecture in Popular Culture

By: D. Medina Lasansky (editor)Paperback

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How have architecture and design been represented in popular culture? How do these fictional reflections feed back into and influence `the real world'? Archi.Pop: Architecture and Design in Popular Culture offers the first contemporary critical overview of this diverse and intriguing relationship in cultural forms including television, cinema, iconic buildings and everyday interiors, music and magazines. Bringing the study of architecture and culture firmly to the contemporary world, Archi.Pop offers a unique critical investigation into how this dynamic relationship has shaped the way we live and the way we interact with the constructed world around us.

About Author

D. Medina Lasansky teaches architectural history at Cornell University, USA. She is co-editor of Architecture and Tourism: Perception, Performance, and Place (Bloomsbury, 2004) and the author of the Renaissance Perfected: Architecture, Spectacle and Tourism in Fascist Italy (2004).


Introduction, D. Medina Lasansky, History of Architecture, Cornell University, USA Domesticating Behavior 1. The Cultural Meanings of the Leave It to Beaver House, Holly Wlodarczyk, Comparative Studies, University of Minnesota, USA 2. `Uglying Out': Shag Carpet and the Twists of Popular Taste, Chad Randl, History of Architecture, Cornell University, USA 3. Vision and Crime: The Cineramic Architecture of John Lautner, Jon Yoder, Kent State University, USA Playing 4. Dimensions of the Mass-Produced Doll House. Fisher-Price versus Playmobil, Mark S. Morris, Architecture, Cornell University, USA 5. Honey, I Shrunk the Nation-State: the scales of global history in the Thai national theme park, Lawrence Chua, Art History, Hamilton College, USA Profligate Profiles 6. The Palazzo Soprano, Denise Costanzo, Architecture, Penn State University, USA 7. An Invitation to a Candy-Floss World, Barbara Penner, The Bartlett, University College London, UK Cinematic Travels 8. A Place of No Return: Frank Lloyd Wright's Undomestic Ennis House in Film, Merrill Schleier, University of the Pacific, USA 9. Gidget and the Creature from Venus: Madness, Monsters, and Dangerous Roman Ruins in Film, Sarah Benson, St. John's College, Annapolis, USA Road Space 10. The World's Most Popular Architecture: the Technology and Interior of the Automobile, Iain Borden, The Bartlett, University College London, UK 11. Ugly America and Architecture on the Highway: A Time-Life View of the 50s & 60s, Gabrielle Esperdy, Architecture & Design, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA Urban Critiques 12. Life in Marvelous Times: Hip-hop, housing, and utopia, Lawrence Chua, Art History, Hamilton College, USA

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  • ISBN13: 9781472531469
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781472531469
  • weight: 488
  • ISBN10: 1472531469

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