IAKS Honorary Member Prof Geraint John publishes compendium on Olympic Stadia
“Olympic Stadia: Theatres of Dreams” provides a comprehensive account of the development of stadia including but not limited to developments in running tracks, the introduction of lighting, improvements in spectator viewing standards and the introduction of roofs.
Written by the world-renowned expert on sports architecture and long-standing IAKS Honorary Member Prof Geraint John, and by civil engineer and journalist Dave Parker, the book:
Systematically analyses every stadium from Athens 1896 to Tokyo 2020
Provides drawings, plans, elevations, photographs and illustrations in full colour
Considers the fundamental changes wrought by the incorporation of the Paralympic Games
Looks at the impact on host cities and their urban infrastructure, and considers the long-term legacies and massive investments that Olympic stadia require
Explores the effects of the demands of the world’s TV broadcasters.
The publisher recommends the book as an invaluable and beautiful resource for practical insight and inspiration, making essential reading for anyone interested in Olympic stadia.