City Center to Regional Mall: Architecture, the Automobile, and Retailing in Los Angeles, 1920-1950

City Center to Regional Mall: Architecture, the Automobile, and Retailing in Los Angeles, 1920-1950

Winner of the Lewis Mumford Prize for Best Book Published in American City & Regional Planning History 1995-1997From the 1920s to the 1950s, Los Angeles did for the shopping center what New York and Chicago had done for the skyscraper. In a single generation, the American retail center shifted from the downtown core to the regional shopping center. This rise of the regional shopping center is one of the most significant changes to the American city in the twentieth century, and no other American city has done as much as Los Angeles to spur that change.Ten years in the making, City Center to Regional Mall is a sweeping yet

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