Curated and edited at the Culture & Education Programmes Unit, The Olympic Museum.
Contributions by Tim Abrahams, Nicolas Bancel, Geraint John, Vincent Kaufmann, Michelle Lemaître, Ben McCormick, Claire Nicolas, Dave Parker and Pascal Viot.
With a wealth of archival images, photos of athletes in action and detailed shots of the stadiums in which they perform, this new volume is a richly illustrated souvenir of the changing design and purpose of Olympic stadiums over the past century.
Ten features examine the politics, architecture, future, sustainability and the creative and artistic impact of Olympic stadiums; they show how the International Olympic Committee works with Organizing Committees for the Olympic Games to build stadiums that respond to the long term needs of a city, and look at iconic stadiums that demonstrate architectural prowess and attract international attention. Interviews with athletes and with those who work in and on the stadiums, include London 2012 artist-in-residence Neville Gabie. A visual timeline reveals how architecture has changed over the past century.
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