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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 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
Book Description Taschen 2002-04, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: good. 3822860476. Bookseller Inventory # 608012
Book Description Taschen, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-111-67-8456838
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Book Description Taschen, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # HH-111-67-8456838
Book Description Book Condition: VeryGood. Cover has minor shelf wear, no tears. The pages are clean and unmarked. Attractive book with some signs of use. All items guaranteed, and a portion of each sale supports social programs in Los Angeles. Ships from CA. Bookseller Inventory # 2JR89H000G85
Book Description Taschen, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: As New. Like new condition. Bookseller Inventory # XX-111-67-8456838
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Book Description Taschen, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-111-67-8456838
Book Description Taschen, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 3822860476