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 : 2000
ISBN-10 : 0805055614
Edition : inconnue ISBN-13 : 978-0805055610
Couverture : inconnue Prix d'origine : 19$ / 15,14€
Langue : Anglais Prix d'occasion : 5-25€

Résumé de l'éditeur
What is it like to start a new community-not a suburb or a subdivision, but a town, intended to be a self-supporting community that combines the best of the new technological innovations and the most cherished nostalgic elements of American towns? In 1997, six months after the first residents relocated to Celebration, Florida--Disney's "model" town--Doug Frantz and Cathy Collins and their two children moved in to participate in and report on this new venture. Their account, which The Richmond Style Weekly called a "fascinating and evenhanded" report from the trenches, follows the ups and downs of the two years the family lived this experiment firsthand; the new afterword details their surprisingly difficult transition back to a "normal life" in Westport, Connecticut. Their experience 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.