Item Details

The Celebration Chronicles: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Property Values in Disney's New Town

Andrew Ross
Format
Book
Published
New York : Ballantine Books, ©1999.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
Variant Title
Life, liberty and the pursuit of property values in Disney's New Town
ISBN
0345417518, 9780345417510
Summary
"Scholar and iconoclast Andrew Ross set out to answer questions by spending a year living in the much scrutinized, and often demonized, Celebration - the picture-perfect town that Disney is building for 20,000 people in the swamp and scrub of central Florida. Lavishly planned with a downtown center and newly minted antique homes, and front-loaded with an ultra-progressive school, hospital, and high-tech infrastructure, Celebration would be yet another fresh start in a world gone wrong. Yet behind the picket fences, gleaming facades, and "Kodak moment" streetscapes, Ross discovered a real place with real problems, and not a theme park village cooked up by the imagineers." "In this account, based on his personal encounters and on several hundred hours of interviews with residents, employees, and county locals, Ross records what went right and what went wrong in this latest version of the American Dream."--Jacket.
Contents
  • Homeward bound
  • The price of tradition
  • The new geewhizzery
  • Main Street is better than alright
  • Our much-rumored life
  • Riders on the storm
  • The siege of the school
  • Oil and water
  • It takes a village
  • Kinder, gentler government?
  • God's houses, a picture of health, and the color of our minds
  • Not an island
  • Learning from Celebration.
Description
xi, 340 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

  • LEADER 04010nam a2200601 a 4500
    001 u2935394
    003 SIRSI
    005 20180510092117.0
    008 990324s1999 nyuab b 000 0 eng
    010
      
      
    a| 99026403
    040
      
      
    a| DLC b| eng c| DLC d| BTCTA d| YDXCP d| UBC d| UKV3G d| NLGGC d| MUQ d| BAKER d| UPM d| OTP d| DEBBG d| EXW d| OCLCF d| IG# d| FM0 d| STF d| BTN d| UV1 d| BOS d| OCLCQ d| CSJ d| OCLCQ d| OCLCO d| CCH
    019
      
      
    a| 52403281 a| 59424461 a| 122960178 a| 670001948 a| 785268881 a| 894131141 a| 1003753363 a| 1008369059 a| 1010742435 a| 1019982448 a| 1030290531 a| 1033684677
    020
      
      
    a| 0345417518 q| (hard ; q| alk. paper)
    020
      
      
    a| 9780345417510 q| (hard ; q| alk. paper)
    035
      
      
    a| (OCoLC)41090797 z| (OCoLC)52403281 z| (OCoLC)59424461 z| (OCoLC)122960178 z| (OCoLC)670001948 z| (OCoLC)785268881 z| (OCoLC)894131141 z| (OCoLC)1003753363 z| (OCoLC)1008369059 z| (OCoLC)1010742435 z| (OCoLC)1019982448 z| (OCoLC)1030290531 z| (OCoLC)1033684677
    035
      
      
    a| (Sirsi) i0345417518
    042
      
      
    a| pcc
    043
      
      
    a| n-us-fl
    050
    0
    0
    a| HT169.57.U62 b| C457 1999
    082
    0
    0
    a| 307.76/09759/25 2| 21
    084
      
      
    a| 21.73 2| bcl
    084
      
      
    a| MS 1870 2| rvk
    100
    1
      
    a| Ross, Andrew, d| 1956-
    245
    1
    4
    a| The celebration chronicles : b| life, liberty and the pursuit of property values in Disney's New Town / c| Andrew Ross.
    246
    3
    0
    a| Life, liberty and the pursuit of property values in Disney's New Town
    250
      
      
    a| 1st ed.
    260
      
      
    a| New York : b| Ballantine Books, c| ©1999.
    300
      
      
    a| xi, 340 pages : b| illustrations, maps ; c| 24 cm
    336
      
      
    a| text b| txt 2| rdacontent
    337
      
      
    a| unmediated b| n 2| rdamedia
    338
      
      
    a| volume b| nc 2| rdacarrier
    504
      
      
    a| Includes bibliographical references.
    505
    0
      
    a| Homeward bound -- The price of tradition -- The new geewhizzery -- Main Street is better than alright -- Our much-rumored life -- Riders on the storm -- The siege of the school -- Oil and water -- It takes a village -- Kinder, gentler government? -- God's houses, a picture of health, and the color of our minds -- Not an island -- Learning from Celebration.
    520
    1
      
    a| "Scholar and iconoclast Andrew Ross set out to answer questions by spending a year living in the much scrutinized, and often demonized, Celebration - the picture-perfect town that Disney is building for 20,000 people in the swamp and scrub of central Florida. Lavishly planned with a downtown center and newly minted antique homes, and front-loaded with an ultra-progressive school, hospital, and high-tech infrastructure, Celebration would be yet another fresh start in a world gone wrong. Yet behind the picket fences, gleaming facades, and "Kodak moment" streetscapes, Ross discovered a real place with real problems, and not a theme park village cooked up by the imagineers." "In this account, based on his personal encounters and on several hundred hours of interviews with residents, employees, and county locals, Ross records what went right and what went wrong in this latest version of the American Dream."--Jacket.
    610
    2
    0
    a| Walt Disney Enterprises.
    610
    2
    7
    a| Walt Disney Enterprises. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst00531830
    651
      
    0
    a| Celebration (Fla.)
    650
      
    0
    a| New towns z| Florida v| Case studies.
    650
      
    0
    a| City and town life z| Florida z| Celebration.
    650
      
    0
    a| City planning z| Florida z| Celebration.
    650
      
    7
    a| City and town life. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst00862081
    650
      
    7
    a| City planning. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst00862177
    650
      
    7
    a| New towns. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst01036923
    651
      
    7
    a| Florida. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst01205150
    651
      
    7
    a| Florida z| Celebration. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst01287101
    650
    1
    7
    a| Stedenbouw. 2| gtt
    650
    1
    7
    a| Walt Disney Company. 2| gtt
    655
      
    7
    a| Case studies. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst01423765
    776
    0
    8
    i| Online version: a| Ross, Andrew, 1956- t| Celebration chronicles. b| 1st ed. d| New York : Ballantine Books, ©1999 w| (OCoLC)647273166
    994
      
      
    a| Z0 b| VA@
    596
      
      
    a| 3 4
    999
      
      
    a| HT169.57 .U62 C457 1999 w| LC i| X004295322 l| STACKS m| FINE-ARTS t| BOOK
    999
      
      
    a| HT169.57 .U62 C457 1999 w| LC i| X004306879 l| BY-REQUEST m| CLEMONS t| BOOK

Availability

Google Preview

Library Location Map Availability Call Number
Clemons By Request N/A Available
Fine Arts Stacks N/A Available
To request titles normally found only in Clemons, please use the "Request from Ivy" button;
when necessary, use "Request Item" to recall an item currently checked-out to another patron.