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Buildings for the performing arts - a design and development guide. 2nd edition

Buildings for the performing arts - a design and development guide. 2nd edition

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Provides background information about the organisation of the performing arts, the prevailing issues, the client and various building types. Identifies the roles of the client, advisors and consultants. Details stages of the process from client’s proposal through to opening night, with consideration of the building when in use. Includes briefing of existing buildings. Discusses specific studies as part of the feasibility of the proposal, each covering assessment of demand, site requirements, initial brief, building design, time scale, and financial viability.


Appleton, I.


Supersedes the 1996 edition. Architectural Press is an imprint of Elsevier.




Publisher History

Architectural Press was originally an imprint of Elsevier. They produce technical books for architects in practice and at study. They are also now part of the Taylor and Francis group, a trading division of Informa UK Ltd.



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