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Mall city : Hong Kong's dreamworlds of consumption

Author: Stefan Al
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Hong Kong is the twenty-first-century century paradigmatic capital of consumerism. Of all cities, it has the densest and tallest concentration of malls, sandwiched between subways and skyscrapers. Its malls are also the most visited and have become cities in and of cities in and of themselves, accommodating tens of thousands of people who live, work, and play within a single structure. Mall City features Hong Kong  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Al
ISBN: 9789888208968 9888208969
OCLC Number: 957570778
Description: xi, 233 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 23 cm
Responsibility: edited by Stefan Al.

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"Hong Kong is the twenty-first-century century paradigmatic capital of consumerism. Of all cities, it has the densest and tallest concentration of malls, sandwiched between subways and skyscrapers. Its malls are also the most visited and have become cities in and of cities in and of themselves, accommodating tens of thousands of people who live, work, and play within a single structure. Mall City features Hong Kong as a unique rendering of an advanced consumer society. Retail space has come a long way since the covered passages of Paris, which once awed the bourgeoisie with glass roofs and gaslights. It has morphed from the arcade to the department store, and from the mall into the ⁰́mall city⁰́₊⁰́₄where ⁰́₋expresscalators⁰́₊ crisscross mesmerizing atriums. Highlighting the effects of this development in Hong Kong, this book raises questions about architecture, city planning, culture, and urban life."--

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