Celebration, U.S.A. : Living in Disney's Brave New Town

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Auteur : COLLINS Catherine, FRANTZ Douglas Nombre de pages : 352
Editeur : Henry Holt and Company Dimensions : inconnues
Thème : The Walt Disney Company Poids :
Date de publication : 1999
ISBN-10 : 0805055606
Edition : inconnue ISBN-13 : 978-0805055603
Couverture : inconnue Prix d'origine : 18,99£ / 22,48€
Langue : Anglais Prix d'occasion : 5-20€

Résumé de l'éditeur
A prize-winning reporter, his wife, and their two kids describe life in Disney's vision of the future. In 1997, six months after the first residents had moved into Celebration, Florida-Disney's town of the future with its distinctly retro link to a longed-for past-Doug and Cathy and their two kids closed on their new home and settled down to participate in (and observe) this new venture. Their report from the trenches will surprise both Disney haters and Disney fans. What is it like to start a new community-not a suburb or subdivision, but a town, intended to be a self-supporting community with the best of the new technologies (including the very latest in teaching techniques) and the most cherished elements in American towns that existed before the automobile turned everything into a mall? For almost two years the family lived this experiment firsthand. Their report is vivid, funny, and painful-and it tells us as much about ourselves and our hopes and dreams as it does about the daily reality of building a community from the ground up.