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The Resource Pedestrian Modern : Shopping and American Architecture, 1925-1956

Pedestrian Modern : Shopping and American Architecture, 1925-1956

Label
Pedestrian Modern : Shopping and American Architecture, 1925-1956
Title
Pedestrian Modern
Title remainder
Shopping and American Architecture, 1925-1956
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Too close to the wiles and calculations of consumption, stores and shopping centers are generally relegated to secondary, pedestrian status in the history of architecture. And yet, throughout the middle decades of the twentieth century, stores and shopping centers were an important locus of modernist architectural thought and practice. Under the mantle of modernism, the merchandising problems and possibilities of main streets, cities, and suburbs became legitimate--if also conflicted--responsibilities of the architectural profession. In Pedestrian Modern, David Smiley reveals how the design for places of consumption informed emerging modernist tenets. The architect was viewed as a coordinator and a site planner--modernist tropes particularly well suited to merchandising. Smiley follows this development from the twenties and thirties, when glass and transparency were equated with modernist rationality; to the forties, when cities and congestion presented considerable hurdles for shopping district design and, at the same time, when modern concerns about the pedestrian deeply affected city and neighborhood planning; to the early fifties, when both urban shopping districts and suburban shopping centers became large-scale modernist undertakings. Although interpreting the tools and principles of modernism, designs for shopping never quite shed the specter of consumption. Tracing the history of architecture's relationship with retail environments during a time of significant transformation in urban centers and in open suburban landscapes, Smiley expands and qualifies the making of American modernism."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Smiley, David
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Commercial buildings
  • Architecture and society
  • Consumer behavior
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • HISTORY
  • Architecture and society
  • Commercial buildings
  • Consumer behavior
  • United States
Label
Pedestrian Modern : Shopping and American Architecture, 1925-1956
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Centers and Peripheries -- 1. The Store Problem -- 2. Machines for Selling -- 3. Park and Shop -- 4. Pedestrianization Takes Command -- 5. The Cold War Pedestrian -- 6. The Language of Modern Shopping -- Conclusion: Pedestrian Modern Futures -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn858230505
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (372 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816679300
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt45k6h5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858230505
Label
Pedestrian Modern : Shopping and American Architecture, 1925-1956
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Centers and Peripheries -- 1. The Store Problem -- 2. Machines for Selling -- 3. Park and Shop -- 4. Pedestrianization Takes Command -- 5. The Cold War Pedestrian -- 6. The Language of Modern Shopping -- Conclusion: Pedestrian Modern Futures -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn858230505
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (372 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816679300
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt45k6h5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858230505

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