THEME & AMUSEMENT PARKS: RECREATION PARKS, ZOOS & WATERWORLDS.

ThemeParksCerver[Book: Francisco Asensio Cerver – 1997 – 23x30cm – 192 Pages – Full colour]. A look at worldwide recreation facilities from an architectural viewpoint (including Nasu Highland Park in Japan, and Port Aventura in Spain). In an era when the virtual and the fictitious are an ever-growing presence, reality is being continually divided. It is nothing strange that the areas which produce adventures and fantasies have ended up overflowing the minds of the dreamers, and have crystallised into real cities. Thus, a network of places destined for the sole purpose of leisure and fun is beginning to be woven over these areas. So, when one finally manages to get some long-awaited holidays, the city-dweller no longer journeys through the real areas, but turns to travelling through the geography of leisure. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Fair / Good.