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Live Architecture Venues, Stages and Arenas for Popular Music

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ISBN-10: 0415561922

ISBN-13: 9780415561921

Edition: 2012

Authors: Robert Kronenburg

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Live Architectureexplores the physical form of popular music performance space from 1960 to the present day.This book quantifies the factors that determine what makes a venue successful focusing on both famous and less well-known examples from the smallest barroom music space to the largest stadium-filling rock set. It draws on the author’s extensive research expertise in the field of temporary and portable architecture, in the development of general contemporary architectural design, and personal experience of music performance.Including a range of case studies, the book analyses some of the most significant popular music venues, events and landmarks in the world. The detail of how a…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 1/6/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 200
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

ROBERT KRONENBURG is an architect and senior lecturer in the School of Architecture and Building Engineering at the University of Liverpool, UK. A Fulbright fellow, he has been a guest lecturer at universities across Europe and the USA. He has contributed to a range of programmes for BBC Radio, and has written for Architectural Design, The Architects' Journal, Building Design and Fabrics Architecture. His books include Houses in Motion (Wiley-Academy, 1995; 2nd Edition, 2002), FTL: Softness Movement and Light (Wiley-Academy, 1997) and Portable Architecture (Architectural Press, 2000), and he is editor of Transportable Environments (E & FN Spon/Routledge, 1998). In 1998 he was curator of the…    

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