Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Forthcoming book by Sam Gennawey: Walt and the Promise of Progress City

Sam Gennawey runs SamLand, a site dedicated to design and Disney theme parks. His writings at SamLand get frequent mention on my Geek-End Updates. He was also a contributor to the book Four Decades of Magic: Celebrating the First Forty Years of Disney World that was edited by Chad Emerson (author of Project Future). A brief press release showed up in my inbox this morning and I wanted to share it with you.

WALT AND THE PROMISE OF PROGRESS CITY 

Sam Gennawey 

Forward by Werner Weiss  
Walt Disney’s vision for a city of tomorrow, EPCOT, would be a way for American corporations to show how technology, creative thinking, and hard work could change the world. He saw this project as a way to influence the public’s expectations about city life, in the same way his earlier work had redefined what it meant to watch an animated film or visit an amusement park.  
Walt and the Promise of Progress City is a personal journey that explores the process through which meaningful and functional spaces have been created by Walt Disney and his artists as well as how guests understand and experience those spaces. 
Available October 2011
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