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Synopsis: For several years, Harvard's design graduates concentrated their studies on the phenomenon of shopping as a primary mode of urban life. As Sze Tsung Leong writes, ""Not only is shopping melting into everything, but everything is melting into shopping."" ICK! So why did we pick up this book? Because Hannah at Quimby's told us to. Hannah's right; the design is very impressive, even if the motivation for it creeps us out.
Review: Like a favorite shopping emporium, The Harvard Design School Guide to Shopping is a browser's paradise. This second installment of the Project on the City aims to investigate "a general urban condition undergoing virulent change." A big brick of a book with hundreds of photos and a bundle of essays by prominent designers, architects, and urban scholars, it traces the evolution of the marketplace and the environments we create for the purpose of getting and spending. From the great covered arcades of the 19th century to the museum displays of grand department stores to air-conditioned suburban malls, the book examines the ecology and life cycles of retail space the world over. Dip into the book anywhere for insights into acquisitive behavior. Newspaper clippings cite retail trends; a bar chart compares retail square footage by country (the U.S. tops them all). Some of the essays are already marked in yellow highlighter so you can scan for the main points. A 2,000-year timeline tracks major developments with theme concepts: Disney Space, Three-Ring Circus, Brand Zones, Shopping Landscapes. The book makes a wonderful reference for urban planners, but it's equally accessible to those who just want to shop 'til they drop.
Title: The Harvard Design School Guide to Shopping:...
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
Publication Date: 2002
Binding: Flexible Boards
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Taschen, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000902234
Book Description Taschen, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000458935
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Book Description Taschen 2002-04, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: good. 3822860476. Bookseller Inventory # 608012
Book Description Köln, Taschen Verlag, 2001. 4°, 800 Seiten mit sehr zahlreichen meist farbigen Abbildungen, illustr. Okart. mit Goldprg. - Widmung auf Nachsatz sonst guter Zustand - 2001. M1826 ISBN: 3822860476 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2700. Bookseller Inventory # 127997
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