Nature as Spectacle
Irus Braverman (2018). Nature as Spectacle. Topos: The International Review of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design 101: 80-85
4 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2018
Date Written: 2018
In today’s society of spectacles, an ancient institution such as the zoo still attracts millions of people. Why is that, and how were zoos transformed over the last century? In this essay, Irus Braverman reflects on the relationship between zoo design and the broader societal definitions of nature in order to find answers to these questions.
Keywords: zoo, spectacle, design, nature, immersion
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