Architectural sociology examines how architectural forms are both the cause and effect of sociocultural phenomena. As illustration of both but especially the former relationship, we could examine the role of architecture in the creation of contemporary Las Vegas, a city that has experienced almost unparalleled growth in residents (1.4 mil.) and tourists (35 mil.annually) since 1990. We consider the postmodern characteristics of Las Vegas and architecture’s role in creating this image.
Architecture; Postmodern ; Culture and tourism; Hotels—Public relations; Nevada—Las Vegas; Sociology; Urban
Architectural History and Criticism | Architecture | Place and Environment | Social Psychology and Interaction | Sociology
Architectural sociology and post-modern architectural forms.