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Publisher Description

The Olympic City is an ongoing photography project by Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit that looks at the legacy of the Olympic Games in former host cities around the world. Hosting the Olympics has become a way for a city to show itself off on an international stage and generate tourism dollars, and cities spend millions or billions for the privilege. But after the events are over, the medals have been handed out, and the torch is extinguished, what’s next? What happens to a city after the Olympics are gone?

The book features approximately 200 photos from the project and a foreword by New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman

Arts & Entertainment
June 21
Versions Publishing
Scasascia Limited

Customer Reviews

Jesslena ,

Really interesting project

I really enjoyed this ebook, it's a window into something I never thought about before, what happens to these cities after the Olympics are gone. I read another review that said there are no descriptions for the photos, but there are actually hundreds of descriptions and stories, they pop up on each page when you click the + link. So not sure what they're talking about. The photos are really beautiful and moving. Anyway this is one of the nicer photography ebooks I've purchased, highly recommended.

Ayrdhgsvydghg ,

Photos are great but lack description

The pictures are great and it's obvious that the authors spent a lot of time finding locations to take pictures of. However, the pictures lack description of what they are now and was which makes some of the pictures seem out of place. For example, pictures of buildings that could have been dorms, but it also could have been training sites. Without description, it's hard to know.