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Terenja van Dijk




Landscape and Mass Tourism

Commissioned by Nai-publishers [2004]

Editing of journal, research, filming of modern winter sports resorts in France

Oase is a periodical about architecture, urbanism, and related disciplines that publishes a thematic issue three times a year.

The theme of Oase nr 64 is the impact of mass tourism on the landscape from the fifties onward and the meaning of large-scale architecture in this context. One interesting phenomenon to arise from all this are the modern, planned resorts for winter sports in France: ‘les machines à skier,’ which grew out of a deliberate French politics of giving every Frenchman – and woman – ‘le droite à la neige,’ or the right to snow.