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Designing the Olympics

Designing the Olympics

Representation, Participation, Contestation

  • Author: Jilly Traganou
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317226364
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 348
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Designing the Olympics claims that the Olympic Games provide opportunities to reflect on the relationship between design, national identity, and citizenship. The "Olympic design milieu" fans out from the construction of the Olympic city and the creation of emblems, mascots, and ceremonies, to the consumption, interpretation, and appropriation of Olympic artifacts from their conception to their afterlife. Besides products that try to achieve consensus and induce civic pride, the "Olympic design milieu" also includes processes that oppose the Olympics and their enforcement. The book examines the graphic design program for Tokyo 1964, architecture and urban plans for Athens 2004, brand design for London 2012, and practices of subversive appropriation and sociotechnical action in counter-Olympic movements since the 1960s. It explores how the Olympics shape the physical, legal and emotional contours of a host nation and its position in the world; how the Games are contested by a broader social spectrum within and beyond the nation; and how, throughout these encounters, design plays a crucial role. Recognizing the presence of multiple actors, the book investigates the potential of design in promoting equitable political participation in the Olympic context.

Onward to the Olympics

Onward to the Olympics

Historical Perspectives on the Olympic Games

  • Author: Gerald P. Schaus,Stephen R. Wenn
  • Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • ISBN: 1554587794
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 408
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The Olympic Games have had two lives—the first lasted for a millennium with celebrations every four years at Olympia to honour the god Zeus. The second has blossomed over the past century, from a simple start in Athens in 1896 to a dazzling return to Greece in 2004. Onward to the Olympics provides both an overview and an array of insights into aspects of the Games’ history. Leading North American archaeologists and historians of sport explore the origins of the Games, compare the ancient and the modern, discuss the organization and financing of such massive athletic festivals, and examine the participation ,or the troubling lack of it, by women. Onward to the Olympics bridges the historical divide between the ancient and the modern and concludes with a thought-provoking final essay that attempts to predict the future of the Olympics over the twenty-first century.

The Olympic Games and Cultural Policy

The Olympic Games and Cultural Policy

  • Author: Beatriz Garcia
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136335986
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 308
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This book explores how cultural policies are reflected in the design, management and promotion of the Olympic Games. Garcia examines the concept and evolution of cultural policies throughout the recent history of the Olympic Games and then specifically evaluates the cultural program of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. She argues that the cultural relevance of a major event is highly dependent on the consistency of the policy choices informing its cultural dimensions, and demonstrates how such events frequently fail to leave long-term cultural legacies, and are often unable to provide an experience that fully engages and represents the host community, due to their over-emphasis on an economic rather than a social and cultural agenda.

Staging the Olympics

Staging the Olympics

The Event and Its Impact

  • Author: Richard Cashman,Anthony Hughes
  • Publisher: University of New South Wales
  • ISBN: 9780868407296
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 226
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Staging the Olympics captures the process of realising the Games, it amplifies the debates and controversies along this long march to the Games. Individual chapters, written by experts, on particular themes provide additional references for further research.

Interiors

Interiors

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Interior decoration
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Designing the European Union

Designing the European Union

From Paris to Lisbon

  • Author: F. Laursen
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230367577
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 317
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This book outlines the content of the main treaties that form the 'constitutional' basis of the European Union and analyses changes in these over time. The EU has expanded its policy scope and taken in many more members transferring powers to common supranational institutions in a way seen nowhere else in the world.

EM

EM

Air & Waste Management Association's Magazine for Environmental Managers

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Air quality management
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Graphis

Graphis

International Journal for Graphic and Applied Art

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
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Titanic

Titanic

the story of the great White Star Line trio : the Olympic, the Titanic and the Britannic

  • Author: Thomas E. Bonsall
  • Publisher: Smithmark Publishers
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 64
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This Titanic scholar tells the complete story of the ill-fated White Star Line ship--the building, the design, the fabulous accommodations, the tragic sinking, and the aftermath. 84 illustrations, 19 in color.

Terrorism and the Olympics

Terrorism and the Olympics

Major Event Security and Lessons for the Future

  • Author: Anthony Richards,Pete Fussey,Andrew Silke
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136854975
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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The book aims to outline the progress, problems and challenges of delivering a safe and secure Olympics in the context of the contemporary serious and enduring terrorist threat. The enormous media profile and symbolic significance of the Olympic Games, the history of terrorists aiming to use such high-profile events to advance their cause, and Al Qaeda's aim to cause mass casualties, all have major implications for the security of London 2012. Drawing on contributions from leading academics and practitioners in the field the book will assess the current terrorist threat, particularly focusing on terrorist targeting and how the Olympics might feature in this, before addressing particular response themes such as transport security, the role of surveillance, resilient designing of Olympic sites, the role of private security, and the challenge of inter-agency coordination. The book will conclude by providing an assessment of the legacy of Olympic security to date and will discuss the anticipated issues and dilemmas of the future. This book will be of interest to students of terrorism studies, security studies, counter-terrorism and sports studies.

Women of China

Women of China

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Women
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The XIth Olympic Games, Berlin, 1936

The XIth Olympic Games, Berlin, 1936

Official Report ...

  • Author: Organisationskomitee für die XI Olympiade Berlin 1936
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Olympic Games
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Ghost Milk

Ghost Milk

Recent Adventures Among the Future Ruins of London on the Eve of the Olympics

  • Author: Iain Sinclair
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 146682011X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 416
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From "an astonishingly original and entertaining writer" (Michael Dirda, The Washington Post) and "our greatest guide to London" (The Spectator), an extraordinary book about a disappearing city The Olympics, the story goes, have transformed London into a gleaming, wholly modern city. And East London—Olympic headquarters—is the city's new jewel, provider of unlimited opportunities and better tomorrows. The grime and poverty have been scrubbed away, and huge stadiums and grand public sculptures have taken their place. The writer Iain Sinclair has lived in East London for four decades, and in Ghost Milk, he tells a very different story about his home: that of a neighborhood turned upside down, of stolen history. Long-beloved parks have vanished; police raids can occur at any time; and high-security exclusion zones—enforced by armed guards and hidden cameras—have steamrolled East London's open streets and public spaces. To prepare for the most public of events, everything has been privatized. A call to arms against the politicians and public figures who have so doggedly preached the gospel of the Olympics, Ghost Milk is also a brilliant reflection on a changing landscape—and Sinclair's most personal book yet. In an attempt to understand what has happened to his beloved city, Sinclair travels farther afield: he walks along the Thames from the North Sea to Oxford; he rides the bus across northern England; he visits Athens and Berlin, Olympic sites of the recent and distant past. Elegiac, intimate, and audacious, Ghost Milk is at once a powerful chronicle of memory and loss, in the tradition of W. G. Sebald and Roberto Bolaño, and a passionate interrogation of our embrace of progress at any cost.

B is for Bauhaus, Y is for YouTube

B is for Bauhaus, Y is for YouTube

Designing the Modern World from A to Z

  • Author: Deyan Sudjic
  • Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
  • ISBN: 0847845524
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 488
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A tool kit, done in A–Z form, for understanding the world around us through the way we design and use things. Covering subjects that range from authenticity to Grand Theft Auto to Dieter Rams, Deyan Sudjic’s latest book has been called "a master class in musing on modern design." Though it is organized in A–Z format, it is not a dictionary or an encyclopedia in the strictest sense. Rather, it is an essential tool kit for understanding the world through emblematic examples, both historic and contemporary, from the field of design. In stand-alone chapters, Sudjic explores concepts as a whole, specific movements, or specific objects and people. The result is a kaleidoscopic view of the profound way in which design—both good and bad—has colored the modern world and influenced our interactions with popular culture. Woven throughout are surprisingly nostalgic remembrances and intensely personal perspectives on a life in design by someone who clearly lives and breathes it. Sudjic demonstrates not only a passion for the subject, but also an ability to illuminate what is most inspiring and intriguing about the way we create.

Olympic turnaround

Olympic turnaround

How the Olympic games stepped back from the brink of extinction to become the world's best known brand - and a multi-billion dollar franchise

  • Author: Michael Payne
  • Publisher: Infinite Ideas
  • ISBN: 190847470X
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 293
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The story of the Olympic Games contains some remarkable business lessons. It is the story of how the nearly-bankrupt Olympic movement edged away from the abyss through visionary, and sometimes hard-headed leadership and the creation of a unique corporate marketing platform. Olympic Turnaround tells for the first time how the future of one of the world’s iconic institutions was secured. It is the story of a fine balancing act as an amateur organization struggled with and eventually embraced the business world. But it did so on its own terms, maintaining its identity, not compromising its core values and, in the process, establishing many of the ground rules of today’s sports marketing industry. Olympic Turnaround is also the story of the broadcast industry’s love affair with sport. It charts how companies began to understand the power of sport as a marketing and promotional tool. It is also a cautionary tale of success and failure – about how some nations learned to embrace the potential of hosting the world, while others, because of short-sighted political agendas, failed to see the opportunity. Packed with previously untold stories and case studies, this is the commercial story of the world’s most valuable and important franchise, the largest event in the world, the Olympic Games.

The Olympic Odyssey

The Olympic Odyssey

Rekindling the True Spirit of the Great Games

  • Author: Phil Cousineau
  • Publisher: Quest Books
  • ISBN: 0835630773
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 257
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This book was purchased by the US Olympic Committee and given to each member of the US Olympic Team of the Summer 2004 Games as well as those participating in the Special Olympics. Nothing draws people together quite like sports. This book explores exactly why that is. In anticipation of the nostalgic return of the Games to Greece in 2004, mythologist and life-long athlete Phil Cousineau has produced a work that, unlike other titles on the subject, delves deeply into the spiritual dimension of the Olympics and potentially all athletic activity. Reaching far back to the mythic and historic origins of the Games nearly 3,000 years ago, Cousineau examines the driving motivation behind these first ancient gatherings, which was peaceful competition in an atmosphere of fair play and brotherhood, as well as the pursuit of excellence in mind, body, and spirit. And following through to the present day, he describes how these same ideals still compel coaches, athletes, and fans to sports arenas today, despite obstacles with doping and bribery we occasionally find in the modern Games. A collector’s dream, this book contains ancient and contemporary illustrations, historic facts, anecdotes, famous quotes, and interviews with Olympic athletes, including three-time medalist Sarunas Marciulionis of Lithuania and legendary swimmer Matt Biondi. Also featured are excerpts from Cousineau’s interviews about the cultural role of sports with mythologist Joseph Campbell and religious historian Huston Smith. The Olympic Odyssey is written for all fans of the game of life who esteem true leadership, aspire to personal wholeness, and seriously question the cultural obsession with winning at all costs. Ultimately, it suggests the deepest reason we so love great athletes is for how they encourage us to achieve the highest level of being possible in our own lives, no matter what the arena in which we play.

Designing the total newspaper

Designing the total newspaper

  • Author: Edmund C. Arnold
  • Publisher: Harpercollins College Division
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 266
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A comprehensive guide to newspaper layout includes discussions of typography, headlines, pictures, and ad layout

Jim Thorpe's History of the Olympics

Jim Thorpe's History of the Olympics

  • Author: James Thorpe,Thomas F. Collison
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Olympics
  • Page: 290
  • View: 5617
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Designing the future of the South Bank

Designing the future of the South Bank

  • Author: South Bank Centre,Royal Festival Hall (London, England)
  • Publisher: St Martins Pr
  • ISBN: 9781854904034
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 96
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