Conference Cycle: Tous à la Plage!
7 December 2016, Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, Paris, France
DATE: 23/11/2016
“The change in the relationship between beach resorts and the public, which began in the crisis of the 1930s, was developed with the popular front, which favored the development of tourism of the greatest number. From the first national reconstruction work until the mid-1970s, the new ways of inhabiting the coast, the transformation of equipment, the implementation of new architectural programs, the importance of the car and the renewal of mobilities set out to conquer new territories and upset relations with the shores. The forms of architecture are those of an inventive modernity driven by economic growth and belief in a future symbolized by the conquest of space. The first oil shock, the criticisms of coastal modernism, the enthusiasm for regressive architectures and aesthetic naturalism, shifted the references of the actors from the work on the coast.

Conference cycle:

De l´horrifique à l´érotique, aller à la plage du 18e siècle à nos jours by Jean-Didier Urbain
Wednesday 16 November 2016 at 19h

Tous à la plage ! Chronique de l´architecture littorale (1929-1975) by Richard Klein
Wednesday 23 November 2016 at 19h

Invention et âge d´or des stations de bord de mer (1760-1929) by Bernard Toulier
Creator of the exposition "Tous à la plage !" A cycle of three conferences.
Wednesday 7 December 2016 at 19h”

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