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The Model as Performance


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List of Illustrations Introduction Chapter I. The Model as Idea and Object in Theatre and Architecture Chapter II. Staging Politics and Knowledge: From the Ideal Stage to the Model Room and the Mechanical Theatre Chapter III. Staging the Future: The Model as a Performance of Inhabitation Chapter IV. Staging Site: The Full Scale Model Chapter V. Staging the White Cube: The Model as a Performance of Space Chapter VI. Summary and Outlook References Bibliography Index

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This book examines the history and development of the physical scale model in theatre and architecture from the Renaissance to the present and argues the model's capacity to stage space and enable performance.

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Thea Brejzek (PhD, Mphil) is Professor for Spatial Theory at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, and an internationally recognised expert in scenography. In 2011, she was the founding Curator for Theory at the Prague Quadrennial for Performance Design and Space (PQ). Recently, she has been a Visiting Professor at Bartlett School of Architecture, UK, and has been appointed to the international scientific advisory board of the Bauhaus, Dessau. Lawrence Wallen (PhD, MArch, BArch) is Professor and Head of School of Design at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. From 2001-12 he was Professor of Scenography at the Zurich University of the Arts. A trained visual artist and architect, his research and practice is concerned with representation of space, spatial narrative and postcolonial readings of landscape.

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