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Most popular Concert halls, arenas, stadia books

The most popular Concert halls, arenas, stadia books currently available. Updated weekly.
London's Great Theatres
Peek behind the curtains of London's iconic theatres with acclaimed actor Simon Callow as your personal guide.
Barbican Centre
More than 100 photographs by Harry Cory Wright present the dramatic spaces and rich textures of the Barbican Centre, one of the most radical and visionary post-war buildings in Britain.
St Cecilia's Hall: Museum Highlights
A beautifully illustrated selection of historical musical instruments from the collection of St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh.
Play On: Contemporary Theatre Architecture in Britain
The last decade has seen the construction of numerous innovative and well-received performance venues, as well as the sensitive refurbishment of theatres and concert halls constructed in the past century. This book provides a detailed survey of current and recent architectural projects to display the vitality of contemporary performance architecture in Britain and Ireland.
New Pavilions
Pavilions have myriad forms and as many functions. This is a selection of the best examples produced in recent years. It features pavilions ranging from the advanced forms of Sou Fujimoto to Zaha Hadid's Chanel pavilion, from small structures created entirely out of farm waste to a mirrored carapace conceived by Olafur Eliasson.
Are Ye Dancin'?: The Story of Scotland's Dance Halls - And How Yer Dad Met Yer Ma!
Are Ye Dancin'? - The first-ever inside story of how Scotland's ballrooms and dance halls remained a central part of Scottish culture throughout the 20th Century. Told by the people who made it happen, the agents, managers and promoters. Eddie Tobin is the author.
Site And Sound
Modern Playhouses: An Architectural History of Britain's New Theatres, 1945 - 1985
The first detailed study of the major programme of theatre-building in Britain between the 1950s and the 1980s, Modern Playhouses draws on a vast range of archival material to present the history of post-war theatre buildings as a history of ideas relating not only to performance but also to culture, citizenship, and the modern city.
Places of Performance: The Semiotics of Theatre Architecture
"A lucid, well-organized survey of the almost infinite variety of production spaces of western theatre.... Carlson's survey must be admired for its wealth of carefully researched and elegantly articulated information concerning the relation of...
Concert Halls and Opera Houses: Music, Acoustics, and Architecture
This illustrated guide to 100 of the world's most important concert halls and opera houses examines their architecture and engineering and discusses their acoustical quality as judged by conductors and music critics.
Guide to safety in sports grounds
Theatre Buildings: A Design Guide
Architectural Acoustics Handbook
Contains the state-of-the-art knowledge and latest trends and developments in architectural acoustics research. This reference will play a fundamental role in the sustainable progress of architectural acoustics research and practical applications.
Glory, Glory Lane: The Extraordinary History of Tottenham Hotspur's Home for 118 Years
Glory, Glory Lane is the life-affirming history - including a momentous last season - of a world-famous football stadium, Tottenham Hotspur's home for 118 years. A Victorian structure turned wraparound 21st-century all-seater, long attracting fans devoted to the 'Spurs way' of achieving glory. From Harry Hotspur to Harry Kane via Harry Redknapp.
Liverpool's Musical Landscapes
Liverpool has gained a national and international reputation for popular music, most recently recognised in its designation as a UNESCO City of Music.
Beautiful Moves: Designing Stadia
There has been a renaissance in the design of stadia, which are often the most expensive and monumental of projects and have become icons of identity and defining presences in the built landscape. This book examines a range of exemplary stadia, including examples from Lina Bo Bardi, Frei Otto, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Herzog and de Meuron, Foster +
Bandstands: Pavilions for music, entertainment and leisure
Centre Pompidou
This book is a real journey through the conception of the Centre Pompidou, with the presentation of the unpublished archives from the Renzo Piano Building Workshop.
Roman Amphitheatre: From its Origins to the Colosseum
This is the first book to analyze the evolution of the Roman amphitheatre as an architectural form. Katherine Welch addresses the critical period in the history of this building type: its origins and dissemination under the Republic.
Live Architecture: Venues, Stages and Arenas for Popular Music
Stadia: The Populous Design and Development Guide
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
The definitive, authorized story of the development, design, and construction of KCPA with a Foreword by His Royal Highness Prince Charles.
Picture Palace to Penny Plunge: Reading Cinemas
The history of Reading's cinemas from 1897 to the present day, illustrated
Inventing the Opera House: Theater Architecture in Renaissance and Baroque Italy
This book about the invention of the opera house, a building type of world-wide importance, treats its subject in interdisciplinary ways that involve music, art, theater, politics, and renaissance studies. Its careful scholarship is for specialists, while its clear, lively prose is for general readers. It is the only work in English on the subject.