Maria Mondloch
Marquee Final.jpg

Graduate Thesis: A Brief History of Fun

Graduate Thesis: “A Brief History of Fun”

spring 2018 | professor charlie otte | individual project

Pastime Park Marquee, 2018. Revit, VRay, and Photoshop.

From the abstract:

This thesis will investigate the history of Themed Entertainment experiences and analyze their development from design and historical perspectives. From the carefully-curated Picturesque gardens of Western Europe through the electric dreamlands of Coney Island, people have always been drawn to physical artificial dreamscapes. These spaces stimulate the imagination, educate the mind, and invigorate the body. After discussing the evolution of Themed Entertainment, the paper will propose a museum-like experience that will aim to educate people about this history within an amusement park-type setting.

Grand Pavilion, 2018. Revit, VRay, and Photoshop.

Peasant Folly, 2018. Revit, VRay, and Photoshop.

Gothic & Classical Follies, 2018. Revit, VRay, and Photoshop.

Eastern Folly, 2018. Revit, VRay, and Photoshop.

The Ride of All Rides Marquee, 2018. Revit, VRay, and Photoshop.

Ride of All Rides Carousel Horse, 2018. Traditional Pen & Ink and Photoshop.