The untold story of racecourse architecture
Here's something interesting for all you horse racing fanatics: Long-time racecourse planner/designer Paul Roberts and historian/writer Isabelle Taylor have penned a new book (aptly titled Racecourse Architecture) that offers, as the authors put it, "the first comprehensive survey of racecourse buildings across the world throughout the past four centuries."
From the famed Hippodrome de Chantilly in France to the glass-and-steel Singapore Turf Club complex in Singapore, the authors recount the history of thoroughbred racecourse architecture, offering a look into the design approaches for grandstands, clubhouses, saddling sheds, totalizators and other associated structures. The authors also profile eight individual tracks in a series of case studies.
Take a free flip through the book at: http://www.acanthuspress.com/flip-book.php?product_id=83.