The Architecture of Reassurance: Designing the Disney Theme Parks

Publication, August 1997

In 1955, Walt Disney opened Disneyland, the world’s first “theme park.” Disney’s distinctive approach to representing the past, present, and future in concrete form – using a variety of architectural styles that simulated real or imaginary places – has also shaped our responses to architecture and the city.

Karal Ann Marling
Graphic design by Glenn Goluska

Published in French as L’architecture du réconfort : Les parcs thématiques de Disney
Softcover, 47 pages

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