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Mysteries of the Mall (And Other Essays)

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A deep exploration of modern life that examines our cities, public places, and homes

In Mysteries of the Mall, Witold Rybczynski, the author of How Architecture Works, casts a seasoned critical eye on the modern scene. His subject is nothing less than the broad setting of our metropolitan world.

In thirty-four discerning essays, Rybczynski ranges over topics as varied as shopping malls, Central Park, the Opéra Bastille, and America's shrinking cities. Along the way, he examines our post-9/11 obsession with security, the revival of the big-city library, the rise of college towns, our fascination with vacation homes, and Disney's planned community of Celebration. By looking at contemporary architects as diverse as Frank Gehry, Moshe Safdie, and Bing Thom, revisiting old masters such as Palladio, Le Corbusier, and Frank Lloyd Wright, and considering such unsung innovators as Stanley H. Durwood, the inventor of the cineplex, Rybczynski ponders the role of global metropolises in an age of tourism and reflects on what kinds of places attract us in the modern city.

Mysteries of the Mall is required reading for anyone curious about the contemporary world and how it came to be the way it is.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Witold Rybczynski
    Format:
    Hardcover
    Pages:
    336
    Publisher:
    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 8, 2015)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780374269937
    ISBN-10:
    0374269939
    Weight:
    17.76oz
    Dimensions:
    5.8" x 8.52" x 1"
    Case Pack:
    20
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    Macmillan Trade-Macmillan_Print_US_Trade_20170801113619-20170802.xml
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    Macmillan Trade
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