Read ´ Spectacle 109

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'Spectacle' is a visual essay that celebrates the phenomenon and history of public perform. Spectacle is a survey of Baroue maximalism in modern times covering events and places which are big bold or brief Burning Man Las Vegas NASCAR the Running of the Bulls the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and I definitely enjoyed the book but its depth and focus were mildly unnerving it was not uite a travelogue not uite a full study of these grandiose events and not emotional or detailed enough to be really engaging The photography layout and pace of the book designed by the great Bruce Mau was the highlight of Spectacle but the interviews peppered through the book were somewhat dry or forced and the longer form essay at the end was odd and largely incomprehensibleI love the idea of this book but the execution was only about 75% there sadly Worth flipping through for an hour to get the gist but the bulk of the text was not a must read

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SpectacleAnce worldwide Colour and archival photographs document 19 events among them the Olympic G. David Rockwell has captured far flung and fleeting human spectacles for us to marvel at All the spectacles in his book are planned intentionally created and experienced by willing participants usually for pleasureOn the other hand spectacles that arise from tragedy are different — we call them memorials They are created organically driven by the creativity of collective bystanders randomly brought together by disaster Each individual is so inexplicably moved by the emotions and meaning of death and loss that they participate in a sort of organized chaos in order to cope We learn that tragedy bonds people and creates meaningful order that may last many lifetimesContinuedFull SevenPonds review

David Rockwell ¸ 9 Free read

Read ´ Spectacle 109 ´ 'Spectacle' is a visual essay that celebrates the phenomenon and history of public performance worldwide Colour and archival photographs document 19 events among them the Olympic Games the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona and the Burning Man festival in the Nevada DesertAmes the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona and the Burning Man festival in the Nevada Deser. Disappointing Full of boring interviews poor uality photos and a collection of mostly yawn worthy spectacles including Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade NASCAR Burning Man Olympics Fireworks The book does nothing to make a readerviewer feel like they are actually a part of any of these events Really not worth even checking out of the library