Disorientation and spectacle in retail architecture

KULKARNI, Nayan and JOSEPH-LESTER, Jaspar (2004). Disorientation and spectacle in retail architecture. Transmission : The Rules of Engagement . London, Artwords Press.

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Abstract

Disorientation and Spectacle traces the development of new retail and entertainment sites through three examples: Bluewater shopping centre (Kent), Canary Wharf shopping centre, and Selfridges department store. The authors ask if disorientation and spectacle can continue to properly engage with the imagination when fantasy has become part of everyday experience. They speculate if the ever-changing demands of a collective imagination have forced a mutation in the way disorientation and spectacle are considered by designers and architects,and ask if the challenges faced by retail and entertainment corporations might offer new possibilities for the wider cultural sphere of the practices of both art and architecture.

Item Type: Authored Book
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Depositing User: Hilary Ridgway
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2011 09:22
Last Modified: 27 May 2011 15:36
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3250

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