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The Stately Pleasure Dome

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Location:

United Kingdom

Networks:

BBC

Description:

Michael Symmons Roberts gets under the glowing domes of Manchester's Intu Trafford Centre to argue that it makes a unique poetic and architectural statement, the like of which we will never see again - a statement which tells us much about the moment of its creation in the late 1990s. From the pastiches of New Orleans, Chinatown, New York, and the fake ocean liner that make up the Food Court, to the thousands of art works that line the classically influenced avenues - Michael gets behind the facades to understand the thinking and the effect of the design on visitors, and to see what writing it might inspire.

Language:

English


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