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By Scott A. Lukas

Subject matter parks are a uniquely interactive and enduring kind of leisure that experience encouraged structure, expertise and tradition in magnificent methods for greater than a century, as Scott Lukas now unearths in his compelling book.Theme Park takes the primitive amusements of delight gardens as its start line and launches from there right into a wealthy, in-depth research of the evolution of the subject matter park over the 20 th century. Lukas examines subject parks in nations around the globe – together with the us, united kingdom, Europe, Japan, China, South Africa and Australia – and the way themed festivals and parks constructed via various ability and in various settings. The publication examines world-famous and lesser-known parks, together with the early parks of Coney Island, a sequence of global festivals and their sumptuous exhibition halls, Six Flags parks and digital subject matter parks at the present time, and, in fact, Disneyland and Walt Disney World.Lukas analyses the topic park as a residing entity that all of sudden shapes humans, their relationships and the area round them. eventually, subject matter Park unearths, the broader impact of subject parks are available within the procuring shops, branded shops and casinos that hire the strategies of entertainment parks to dominate our present leisure world.Packed with attractive illustrations, subject Park takes us on a old roller-coaster trip that either reanimates the locations that formed our childhoods and anticipates the way forward for escapism and myth enjoyable.

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