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Designing the Seaside: Architecture, Society and Nature (Paperback) - Fred Gray
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[EAN: 9781861894403], Neubuch, [PU: Reaktion Books, United Kingdom], Architecture|History, Language: English . Brand New Book. The notion of taking a seaside holiday has only existed since the 18th century, when it was slowly becoming accepted that fresh air and sea water are good for health. Since then, a vast array of seaside resorts to suit all budgets has been developed in all areas of the world along with fairgrounds, piers, holiday camps, boardwalks, swimming pools and casinos. In addition, the seaside has seen the development of a variety of distinctive architectures, from the smallest beach hut to the grandest of hotels. In Designing the Seaside , Fred Gray provides a history of seaside architecture from the 18th century to the present day. He covers the formal and informal design processes involved in major buildings as well as ephemeral structures from piers and pavilions to resort parks and open spaces, to shops selling candy floss. While the book s chief focus is Britain, it also contains numerous examples from the USA, Europe and the Far East. Seaside architecture often assumes iconic cultural status that defines either specific resorts (the Blackpool Tower, the Royal Pavilion in Brighton) or the nature of a holiday by the coast (the pier and holiday camp). The development of the seaside has also involved transforming existing landscapes: what were once perceived as marginal or valueless sites cliffs, sand dunes and marsh were reclaimed for resorts and often developed into good quality, even exotic towns. Featuring informative and often entertaining photographs, architectural drawings, guidebooks, postcards and railway and publicity posters, this book provides a thoroughly readable as well as visually fascinating account of changing attitudes to holiday-making and its setting. Gray explores questions of taste, fashion, class and gender and particularly how the seaside became a hotbed for issues of morality and sexuality from bathing machines to beauty pageants.

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Surprisingly, the common notion of taking a seaside vacation has only existed since the eighteenth century, with a growing acceptance of the idea that fresh air and sea water are good for one's health. Since then, seaside resorts for all budgets have sprung up around the world. In "Designing the Seaside," Fred Gray offers a richly illustrated history of seaside architecture and culture, from the smallest beach hut to the grandest hotels. Through over 400 illustrations that include historic photographs, pamphlets, guidebooks, postcards, and posters, Gray explores the changing attitudes toward shoreline vacations.""Designing the Seaside" manages to be both scholarly and colorful and offers a timely history of seaside art and architecture, from Brighton Pier and beach huts in Nice to a derelict resort complex in the Baltic, to the bizarre Palm islands of Dubai."--"London"" Evening Standard""Filled with photographs, architectural drawings, guidebooks, postcards and posters, this book explores changing attitudes to holidays and their settings. . . . There is an exploration of how the seaside became a hotbed for issues of morality, where people took their sauce on a postcard as often as with their fish and chips."--"Daily Telegraph""Gray's illuminating study of the history of seaside architecture shows what a profound influence many of the innovations born on British coasts have had on Western holiday ideals."--"Metro London" Designing the Seaside: Architecture, Society and Nature Gray, Fred, Reaktion Books

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Trade paperback, New., Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Contains: Illustrations, black & white, Illustrations, color., [PU: Reaktion Books]

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Designing the Seaside: Architecture, Society and Nature
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Richly illustrated history of seaside architecture and culture, examining the evolution of holiday-making around the world, taking in gender, class, taste and fashion. With more than 400 illustrations, including historical photos, pamphlets, guidebooks, postcards and posters.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781861894403
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1861894406
Paperback
Publishing year: 2009
Publisher: Reaktion Books
336 Pages
Weight: 1,157 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 9781861894403

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1-86189-440-6, 978-1-86189-440-3


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