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Book Review: Paisajes del Placer, Paisajes de la Crisis: El Espacio Turístico Canario y sus Representaciones

Book Review: Paisajes del Placer, Paisajes de la Crisis: El Espacio Turístico Canario y sus... book review ts tourist studies sage publications London, Thousand Oaks and New Delhi vol 4(1) 93–94 DOI: 10.1177/ www.sagepublications.com Paisajes del Placer, Paisajes de la Crisis: El Espacio Turístico Canario y sus Representaciones by Mariano de Santa Ana (ed.). Lanzarote: Fundación Cesar Manrique, 2004. 154 pp. ISBN 84–88550–54–5. h12.00. In Spain a new strand of research is emerging, mainly in the fields of architecture and the history of art, that considers mass tourism as a cultural and aesthetic phe- nomenon. The work of a team of Dutch architects on the Costa Ibérica (Maas et al., 2000), a recent exhibition in Barcelona with the provocative title ‘Tour-isms:The defeat of Dissidence’ (Enguita et al., 2004) and this edited collection focusing on the Canary Islands are some of the best examples.They are fresh and encouraging con- tributions to a field (and a country) in much need of new and radical ideas. ‘Paisajes del Placer, Paisajes de la Crisis’ (landscapes of pleasure, landscapes of crisis) undertakes a cultural and anthropological analysis of tourism and its representations in the Canary Islands. It focuses primarily on visual cultures of tourism including cinema, architecture, photography, tourist marketing and painting. The work of Cesar Manrique and its http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Tourist Studies: An International Journal SAGE

Book Review: Paisajes del Placer, Paisajes de la Crisis: El Espacio Turístico Canario y sus Representaciones

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1468-7976
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10.1177/1468797604053080
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book review ts tourist studies sage publications London, Thousand Oaks and New Delhi vol 4(1) 93–94 DOI: 10.1177/ www.sagepublications.com Paisajes del Placer, Paisajes de la Crisis: El Espacio Turístico Canario y sus Representaciones by Mariano de Santa Ana (ed.). Lanzarote: Fundación Cesar Manrique, 2004. 154 pp. ISBN 84–88550–54–5. h12.00. In Spain a new strand of research is emerging, mainly in the fields of architecture and the history of art, that considers mass tourism as a cultural and aesthetic phe- nomenon. The work of a team of Dutch architects on the Costa Ibérica (Maas et al., 2000), a recent exhibition in Barcelona with the provocative title ‘Tour-isms:The defeat of Dissidence’ (Enguita et al., 2004) and this edited collection focusing on the Canary Islands are some of the best examples.They are fresh and encouraging con- tributions to a field (and a country) in much need of new and radical ideas. ‘Paisajes del Placer, Paisajes de la Crisis’ (landscapes of pleasure, landscapes of crisis) undertakes a cultural and anthropological analysis of tourism and its representations in the Canary Islands. It focuses primarily on visual cultures of tourism including cinema, architecture, photography, tourist marketing and painting. The work of Cesar Manrique and its

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Tourist Studies: An International JournalSAGE

Published: Apr 1, 2004

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