THEME PARK LANDSCAPES: ANTECEDENTS AND VARIATIONS.

ThemeParkLandscapes[Book: Terence Young & Robert Riley – 2002 – 18x26cm – 300 Pages – Few B&W photos]. The prevalence and influence of “Theming” increased so dramatically during the 1990s that theme parks have become a metaphor for post-modern urban life. The origins, divergence and significance of theme parks are only beginning to be understood. How did they enter into mass culture? Why are they so popular? How are they connected to the social order? What functions do they serve? We examine themed landscapes in Asia, Europe, and North America, in response to these and other questions. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.