Designing Disney’s Theme Parks: The Architecture of Reassurance

Publication, 17 June 1997

Designing Disney’s Theme Parks: The Architecture of Reassurance offers an examination of the influence of Disneyland on both our built environment and our architectural imagination. Tracing the relationship of the Disney parks to their historical ancestors, the publication charts Disneyland’s evolution from one man’s personal dream to a multinational enterprise, a process in which the Disney “magic” moved ever closer to the real world.

Text by Karal Ann Marling. Essays by Marty Sklar, Neil Harris, Erika Doss, Yi-Fu Tuan with Steven D. Hoelscher, and Greil Marcus. Foreword by Nicholas Olsberg. Interview with Frank Gehry by Phyllis Lambert and Karal Ann Marling. Book design by Agence Comme Ça.

Hardcover and softcover, 223 pages. Published in English. Copublished with Flammarion.

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