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The Urban Department Store in America, 1850 1930

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Contents: Introduction: the spaces of selling. Part One The City and the Store, 1850-1880: The commercial metropolis; Street architecture and the mercantile house. Part Two The Department Store, 1880-1910: The factory and the fair; The palatial home: constructing a modern typology. Part Three Utopias and Distopias, 1900-1930: The world a department store; Shopping: across the sales counter. Conclusion: the titan city and the budget house. Bibliography; Index.

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Louisa Iarocci is Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

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