A Brief History of Fun: An Exploration & Education of the History of Themed Entertainment
Mondloch, Maria Christine
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Themed Entertainment Design
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Themed Entertainment Design
Bibliography: page 57
"This thesis will investigate the history of Themed Entertainment experiences and analyze their development from design and historical perspectives. From the carefully-curated Picturesque gardens of Western Europe through the electric dreamlands of Coney Island, people have always been drawn to physical artificial dreamscapes. These spaces stimulate the imagination, educate the mind, and invigorate the body. After discussing the evolution of Themed Entertainment, the paper will propose a museum-like experience that will aim to educate people about this history within an amusement park-type setting."
Keywords: themed entertainment design, theme parks, amusement parks, pleasure gardens, picturesque gardens, edutainment, history, entertainment, attractions, museum design
CHAIR: Otte, Charles
Themed Entertainment Design
PDF : 57 pages, illustrations (chiefly color)
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