Book: Sport and Architecture

The academic Benjamin S. Flowers analyzes in his book the socio-cultural footprint of sports architecture derived from global mega-events

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Benjamin S. Flowers analyzes in his book the relationship between sports architecture and the socio-economic and political context, offering an all-encompassing point of view on large sports events with global significance, such as the 2012 London Olympics or the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Edited by Routledge, Sport and Architecture (2017) reflects on the profound impact these disciplines (sports and architecture) have on contemporary life. In the case of architecture, this is due to the transformative power of buildings in societies and as for sports, because of their social, economic and political impact. When these two social activities converge, then the impact is redoubled.

In this book we can see how sports architecture has an influence on such different fields as urban development, technology, nationalism, social activism or global capitalism.


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