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The Stadium: Architecture for the New Global Culture Hardcover – December 31, 2030
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Robert Powell has taught architecture since 1990 and has writen several books on the subject.
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so that hardly can find books about these theme in japanese.
I think this book is very useful that sports facilities of worldwide.
I recommend this book who are interested in sports facilties and culture of local identities.
Through the work of HOK Sport, the world's leading stadium architects, The Stadium examines the increased significance and value of the stadium as an architectural icon. The ascendancy of sport as the new global culture means that the stadium has a central role in the 21st Century city - financially, geographically, culturally and spiritually.
The Stadium contextualizes the social history that has led to the ascendancy of sport, with an account of the Five Generations of Stadia which have evolved since the 19th Century codification of sports. The new role of the stadium in the city as a tool for urban regeneration and global city branding is identified and documented for the first time.
Many of the stadia featured in this book have been the venues for the most successful sporting events of the last decade, including the Sydney Olympic Games, the Rugby World Cup, the Superbowl, the FA Cup Final, the Asian Games and the Euro 2004 Football Championships. These events have unequivocally engendered a feeling of global community, a unique achievement in a time of divisiveness and uncertainty.
The Stadium features 18 sporting venues worldwide, including Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, SBC Park in San Francisco, Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Nanjing Sports Park, Reliant Stadium in Houston, Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, Oriole Park in Baltimore, Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, the Reebok Stadium in Bolton, Wimbledon Centre Court, the new Ascot Racecourse, and the new Emirates and Wembley stadia in London.
Rod Sheard is acknowledged worldwide as a leader in stadium design. He is a Senior Principal of HOK Sport, the world's largest and most influential sports architecture practice. He was the author of Sports Architecture (2000) and Stadia: A Design and Development Guide (1994).
Patrick Bingham-Hall is an architectural photographer and the editor of Pesaro Publishing. He was the author of Olympic Architecture: Building Sydney 2000. His other books include Houses for the 21st Century, New Directions in Australian Architecture, Sydney Architecture and New Directions in Tropical Asian Architecture.
Robert Powell currently teaches a design studio at the Portsmouth University School of Architecture, and was Associate Professor of Architecture at the National University of Singapore. He was the author of Rethinking the Skyscraper: The Complete Works of Ken Yeang and Singapore Architecture.
Peter Cook was the founder of `Archigram' and was awarded the RIBA Gold Medal (as `Archigram') in 2002. His Graz Kunsthaus, designed with Colin Fournier, was a finalist in the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2004. He is Life Professor at the HbK Staedelschule, Frankfurt am Main and is the Bartlett Professor of Architecture, University College, London. He was author of The City, Seen as a Garden of Ideas.
This book offers a lot of pictures for 18 different stadiums including the Wembley Stadium in London.. i would have given it five stars but unfortunately most of the drawings are too small to be read or understood professionally.. i think they should have added a CD just like most architectural books now a days with full size images to help you view it in details.