Modern Coliseum

Stadiums and American Culture

Author: Benjamin D. Lisle

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812294076

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 328

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From the legendary Ebbets Field in the heart of Brooklyn to the amenity-packed Houston Astrodome to the "retro" Oriole Park at Camden Yards, stadiums have taken many shapes and served different purposes throughout the history of American sports culture. In the early twentieth century, a new generation of stadiums arrived, located in the city center, easily accessible to the public, and offering affordable tickets that drew mixed crowds of men and women from different backgrounds. But in the successive decades, planners and architects turned sharply away from this approach. In Modern Coliseum, Benjamin D. Lisle tracks changes in stadium design and culture since World War II. These engineered marvels channeled postwar national ambitions while replacing aging ballparks typically embedded in dense urban settings. They were stadiums designed for the "affluent society"—brightly colored, technologically expressive, and geared to the car-driving, consumerist suburbanite. The modern stadium thus redefined one of the city's more rambunctious and diverse public spaces. Modern Coliseum offers a cultural history of this iconic but overlooked architectural form. Lisle grounds his analysis in extensive research among the archives of teams, owners, architects, and cities, examining how design, construction, and operational choices were made. Through this approach, we see modernism on the ground, as it was imagined, designed, built, and experienced as both an architectural and a social phenomenon. With Lisle's compelling analysis supplemented by over seventy-five images documenting the transformation of the American stadium over time, Modern Coliseum will be of interest to a variety of readers, from urban and architectural historians to sports fans.

The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, 2015–2016

Author: William M. Simons

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476628866

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 260

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Widely acknowledged as the preëminent gathering of baseball scholars, the annual Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture has made significant contributions to baseball research. This collection of 15 new essays selected from the 2015 and the 2016 symposia examines topics whose importance extend beyond the ballpark. Presented in six parts, the essays explore Biography: From Mythology to Authenticity, Gender and Generations, Race and Ethnicity on the Base Paths, Ballparks Abandoned and Envisioned, Baseball Cinema, and Business, Law and the Game.

Stadia Arenas and Grandstands

Design, Construction and Operation

Author: P. Thompson,J. Tolloczko,N. Clarke

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482272148

Category: Architecture

Page: 384

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This book covers the International Concrete Society Conference held at the Cardiff International Arena and will be of interest to architects and planners, facility managers and consultants in the fields of engineering, environmental control and services and leisure managemnet, media facilities and to client organizations planning major sports and 'landmark' stadia.

Stadium Worlds

Football, Space and the Built Environment

Author: Sybille Frank,Silke Steets

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136949240

Category: Architecture

Page: 328

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Analyzing football as a cultural practice, this book investigates the connection between the sport and its built environment. Four thematic sections bring together an international multi-disciplinary range of perspectives with particular focus on the stadium. Examples from architectural design, media studies and archaeology are used while studying advertising, economics, migration, fandom, local identities, emotions, gender, and the sociology of space. Texts and case-studies build up this useful book for lecturers and researchers in sociology, cultural studies, geography, architecture, sport and environment.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

American Cultural Values as Reflected in the Architectural Evolution and Criticism of the Modern Baseball Stadium

Author: David John Kammer

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture

Page: 792

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The stadium

architecture for the new global culture

Author: Rod Sheard,Robert Powell,Patrick Bingham-Hall

Publisher: Periplus Editions


Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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New stadiums from the US and around the world

The śtadium

the architecture of mass sport

Author: Michelle Provoost,Nederlands Architectuurinstituut

Publisher: NAI Publishers


Category: Architecture

Page: 183

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The Stadium is an unprecedented and comprehensive look at the intersections between architecture, urban design, sports and sports culture -- from histories of the changing social function and character of sport, to the changing field of stadium architecture. A special feature is a series of 'city chapters' examining how individual cities deal with their sports complexes and how they use them as a springboard for urban redevelopment. The Stadium also treats a number of topical themes such as the influence of sports-fan 'hooliganism' on the design of a stadium and its surroundings, developments in areas of comfort, infrastructure, and commerce, advances on the technical front, and the working methods of architects specializing in the building of stadiums. In addition to designs by famous architects like Hitoshi Abe, Morphosis, Hani Rashid, and others, The Stadium also features descriptions, photographic documentation, and drawings of over 40 legendary stadiums, including the Colosseum in Rome, Leninstadium, the Moscow Stadium, Nagano Olympic Stadium, Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Soldiers Field in Chicago, Wembley Stadium in London, Arena Amsterdam, the Toronto Sky Dome, and many others.

The Country of Football

Politics, Popular Culture, and the Beautiful Game in Brazil

Author: Paulo Fontes,Bernardo Buarque de Hollanda

Publisher: Hurst

ISBN: 1849045038

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Brazil has done much to shape football/soccer, but how has soccer shaped Brazil? Despite the political and social importance of the beautiful game to the country, the subject has hitherto received little attention. This book presents groundbreaking work by historians and researchers from Brazil, the United States, Britain and France, who examine the political significance, in the broadest sense, of the sport in which Brazil has long been a world leader. The authors consider questions such as the relationship between soccer, the workplace and working class culture; the formation of Brazilian national identity; race relations; political and social movements; and the impact of the sport on social mobility. Contributions to the book range in time from the late nineteenth century, when the British first introduced the sport to Brazil, to the present day, as the 'country of soccer' prepares itself to host the 2014 World Cup, painting a vivid picture of the many ways in which soccer exists and functions in Brazil, both on and off the pitch.

The Stadium and the City

Author: John Bale,Olof Moen

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press


Category: City and town life

Page: 347

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This well-illustrated book is the first to explore the stadium as the principal container of the modern urban crowd and a place where thousands of people gather to take part in what often appears to be modern 'religious' rituals. Is the stadium a prison, a garden or a theatre? Do new stadiums contribute economically to the places in which they are built? Drawing on examples from Europe, North America and China, this book ranges from historical studies of stadium growth to current reviews of stadium development, exposing the stadium as a major element of the modern urban scene.

Modernity and the Architecture of Mexico

Author: Edward R. Burian

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292791666

Category: Architecture

Page: 232

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Since the mid 1970s, there has been an extraordinary renewal of interest in early modern architecture, both as a way of gaining insight into contemporary architectural culture and as a reaction to neoconservative postmodernism. This book undertakes a critical reappraisal of the notion of modernity in Mexican architecture and its influence on a generation of Mexican architects whose works spanned the 1920s through the 1960s. Nine essays by noted architects and architectural historians cover a range of topics from broad-based critical commentaries to discussions of individual architects and buildings. Among the latter are the architects Enrique del Moral, Juan O'Gorman, Carlos Obregón Santacilia, Juan Segura, Mario Pani, and the campus and stadium of the Ciudad Universitaria in Mexico City. Relatively little has been published in English regarding this era in Mexican architecture. Thus, Modernity and the Architecture of Mexico will play a groundbreaking role in making the underlying assumptions, ideological and political constructs, and specific architect's agendas known to a wide audience in the humanities. Likewise, it should inspire greater appreciation for this undervalued body of works as an important contribution to the modern movement.

History and Culture in Italy

Author: John Hendrix

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761826286

Category: Art

Page: 267

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History and Culture in Italy is a scholarly, introductory survey of the history and culture of Italy, focusing on art and architecture, literature and philosophy, politics and historical events, and observations of daily life in modern Italy. The book is based on lectures and tours given over the course of four years to American students in Italy. It is written as a narrative, which readers have found makes it enjoyable to read. Chapters are identified according to subject. The book emphasizes the importance of the history and culture of Italy to modern life and identity in Western culture.

Sport and Its Female Fans

Author: Kim Toffoletti,Peter Mewett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415883814

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Why do women follow sports? How do they participate from the sidelines and what is the significance of this contribution? What can female fandom tell us about gender relations in sport? This book explores these and related questions by bringing together the varied strands of research being conducted internationally across the social sciences and humanities on this emerging and topical field. While sports spectatorship is a popular and well-respected site of analysis, no book-length, scholarly contribution documents women's experiences of sports fandom. For this reason, there is an obvious need for a book that offers researchers, students and non-professional readers an authoritative introduction to women's modes of sport support. Sport and Its Female Fans will be a landmark contribution in the field of sport research and in studies of sports fandom, making an original contribution to the growing, yet under-researched, area of female sports spectators.

The New Cathedrals

Politics and Media in the History of Stadium Construction

Author: Robert C. Trumpbour

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815631323

Category: Architecture

Page: 373

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Stadium construction has altered the physical landscape of many major metropolitan areas throughout North America and has had a profound psychological and economic impact on these urban centers. How athletic facilities have been constructed, from the ritual-centered beginning of stadium construction in ancient Greece to largescale construction of professional sports facilities in present day global centers, reveals a culture's values and priorities and how it defines its recreational needs. With in-depth analysis and research, Robert C. Trumpbour examines the political institutions, commercial entities, civic leadership, and media organizations that influenced new stadium construction. The author analyzes three significant recent historical periods: the Progressive Era when modern fireproof stadiums were first built; the late 1960s and early 1970s when multipurpose football stadiums were built in downtown areas to promote urban redevelopment; and the late 1990s when retro ballparks were built to employ novel measures for profiteering. dramatic shift in the role of the media, one in which media access has emerged as a vital element in setting the ground rules for the stadium construction debate. Written in lucid, jargon-free prose, this book combines a detailed history of stadium construction with an analysis of current stadium issues that provides a rich, portrait of our cultural landscape.

Encyclopedia of architecture

design, engineering & construction

Author: Joseph A. Wilkes,Robert T. Packard

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: 9780471632450

Category: Architecture

Page: 816

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Now, with all of its five volumes completed, Encyclopedia of Architecture will surely become the standard in the field. Its broad coverage focuses on architectural processes & design, materials, construction methods & management but also encompasses, biographies of leading architects, architectural history, articles on architectural aesthetics, literature & criticism, listings on current laws & regulations, & information on leading firms & schools. Includes 3,000 illustrations & 500 tables. The Encyclopedia has been sponsored by the American Institute of Architects.

Temples of the Earthbound Gods

Stadiums in the Cultural Landscapes of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires

Author: Christopher Thomas Gaffney

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292781857

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 285

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In Rio de Janeiro, the spiritual home of world football, and Buenos Aires, where a popular soccer club president was recently elected mayor, the game is an integral part of national identity. Using the football stadium as an illuminating cultural lens, Temples of the Earthbound Gods examines many aspects of urban culture that play out within these monumental architectural forms, including spirituality, violence, rigid social norms, anarchy, and also expressions of sexuality and gender. Tracing the history of the game in Brazil and Argentina through colonial influences as well as indigenous ball courts in Mayan, Aztec, Zapotec, Mixtec, and Olmec societies, Christopher Gaffney's study spans both ancient and contemporary worlds, linking the development of stadiums to urbanization and the consolidation of nation building in two of Latin America's most intriguing megacities.

Building the New World

Studies in the Modern Architecture of Latin America, 1930-1960

Author: Valerie Fraser

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859847879

Category: Architecture

Page: 280

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Brasilia, Caracas, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro ... these are cities synonymous with some of the most innovative and progressive architecture of the twentieth century. The period between 1930 and 1960 in particular, when many Latin American economies expanded rapidly, was an era of incomparable inventiveness and creative production, as the various governments strove to shake off their colonial pasts and make public their modernising intentions. This book focuses on major state-funded architectural projects, featuring not only the high-profile prestigious building like the House of Representatives in Barsilia but also social architecture such as schools and los-cost housing developments. Architects like Pani, Costa, Reidy and Niemeyer, who undertook this work with considerable autonomy and significant financial resources, in effect became social planners, their avant-garde aesthetic and technical experimentation often being teamed with radical social agendas. By 1960, the year in which Brasilia was inaugurated, economic growth in the region was slowing and faith in the modernist project in general was faltering. The English-speaking world, which had previously endorsed and even envied Latin American architectural production, changed its opinion and largely dismissed it from the history of twentieth-century architecture. Building the New World redresses the balance. It provides an accessible introduction to the most important examples of state-funded modernism in Latin America during a period of almost unimaginable optimism, when politicians and architects saw architecture as, literally, a way of building themselves out of underdevelopment and into the new world of a culturally rich and socially inclusive future .

Stadium Financing and Franchise Relocation Act of 1999

hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixth Congress, first session, on S. 952, a bill to expand an antitrust exemption applicable to professional sports leagues and to require, as a condition of such an exemption, participation by professional football and major league baseball sports leagues in the financing ... Washington, DC; Washington, DC; Philadelphia, PA, June 15, June 22, and September 13, 1999

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 151

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Sites of Sport

Space, Place and Experience

Author: John Bale,Patricia Vertinsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135762945

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

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The study of built environments such as gymnasiums, football stadiums, swimmimg pools and skating rinks provides unique information about the historical enclosure of the gendered and sexualised body, the body's capabilities, needs and desires. It illuminates the tensions between the globalising tendencies of sport and the importance of local culture and a sense of place. This collection uses spatial concepts and examples to examine the nature and development of sporting practices. At a time when the importance of spacial theories and spacial metaphors to sport is being increasingly recognised, this pioneering work on the changing landscape of sporting life will appeal to students of the history, sociology and management of sport.

Inland architecture

subterranean essays on moral order and formal order in Chicago

Author: Philip Bess

Publisher: Interalia Design Books


Category: Architecture

Page: 171

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