Bloomsbury, New York, English, 2022
Nonfiction, Architecture
Hardcover, 9 x 6 in., 320 pages, black-and-white images throughout and an 8-page color insert
ISBN: 9781635576023

From the Publisher: Chronicles postwar architects’ and merchants’ invention of the shopping mall, revealing how the design of these marketplaces played an integral role in their cultural ascent. In influential design critic Alexandra Lange’s perceptive account, the mall becomes newly strange and rich with contradiction: malls are environments of both freedom and exclusion—of consumerism, but also of community. Meet Me by the Fountain is a highly entertaining and evocative promenade through the mall's story of rise, fall, and ongoing reinvention, for readers of any generation.

“A smart and accessible cultural history.” — Los Angeles Times

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