Shopping Town: Designing the City in Suburban America
Paperback | Jul 2017 | University of Minnesota Press | 9781517902100 | 328pp | 254x178mm | RFB | AUD$44.99, NZD$54.99
Hardback | Jul 2017 | University of Minnesota Press | 328pp | 254x178mm | RFB | AUD$179.99, NZD$214.99
Shopping Town is the long overdue account of the father of the shopping mall, whose work fundamentally altered the course of city development. Highlighting Victor Gruen’s sense of humor and reflections on the postwar transformation of American cities, it embeds his experiences and perspectives in a wider social and political context while revealing his problematic place in American architectural culture.