By Lisa Scharoun
This examine explores the religious, emotional and actual results of the enclosed shopping center at the public, chronicling the expansion of the mall, its position in shaping city and suburban lifestyles, its confident and unfavourable affects on society and the surroundings, and its destiny viability. As this paintings exhibits, the mall is still wealthy in symbolic impression, and in lots of methods mirrors the yank condition.
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America at the Mall: The Cultural Role of a Retail Utopia by Lisa Scharoun