World of Malls : Architecture of Consumption

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'full of brutalist sublime, of insightful observations about the way we live and consume today but best of all, it is also full of fascinating stories' - We Make Money Not Art.

A fascinating book about the history of the shopping mall

Shopping malls are reviled as much as they are flourishing. World of Malls is the catalogue of an exhibition of the same name at the Architekturmuseum in Munich and examines some of the most controversial, inventive or failed experiments in the 60 year-long, yet understudied, history of shopping malls. The book features malls including the ambitious El Helicoide de la Roca Tarpeya in Caracas which was planned as a drive-in mall for rich people but ended as a prison.

In their essays, urban planners, economists, and architectural historians such as Anette Baldauf, Bob Bruegmann, Dietrich Erben, Richard Longstreth, Alain Thierstein, June Williamson, and Sophie Wolfrum examine the transformation processes of the shopping mall from the twentieth to the twenty-first century.

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  • Author: Anders Lepick
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Date published: June 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-3775741392
  • Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 19.5 cm

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