The Unreal America: Architecture and Illusion

By: Huxtable, Ada Louise

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A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 188 pages. 8 1/8"w x 10 1/4"h. "Ada Louise Huxtable turns her attention to our preference for invented environments--theme parks, shopping malls, historic restorations, and heritage marketplaces, new towns like Disney's Celebration, and the latest developer dream houses."


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This text examines society's attitude towards the proliferation of invented environments such as theme parks and shopping malls. It argues that real architecture is losing a battle with user-friendly, themed products of a profit-driven culture of marketing, consumerism and entertainment.

Title: The Unreal America: Architecture and Illusion

Author: Huxtable, Ada Louise

Categories: Architecture,

Publisher: N Y, New Press: 1997

ISBN Number: 1565840550

ISBN Number 13: 9781565840553

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Architecture

Size: XL

Seller ID: 140254

Keywords: Architecture, theme parks, shopping malls, historic restorations, heritage marketplaces, new Towns,