Machine for Shopping: American Postwar Malls, Culture, and the Consumption of Commercial Urbanism

Doctoral thesis English OPEN
Siegel, Robyn Schwartz;
(2011)
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: Art history | American history | Architecture | Shopping Malls | Suburbia | Urbanism

This thesis presents three case studies: a modern mall, NorthPark Center, and two contemporary shopping malls, The Americana at Brand and Crystals at CityCenter. These examples problematize aspects of American culture and consumption. Each mall is analyzed in the conte... View more
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