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Boutiques and Other Retail Spaces : The Architecture of Seduction - Leontine de Wit

Boutiques and Other Retail Spaces

The Architecture of Seduction

By: Leontine de Wit (Editor), David Vernet (Editor)

Paperback Published: 17th August 2007
ISBN: 9780415363228
Number Of Pages: 171

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Presenting a critical and theoretical dimension to retail design, Boutiques and Other Retail Spaces links the ideas behind it to real practice in this innovative and important contribution to architectural/interior theory literature.

Retail structure has been subject to a dramatic and ongoing transformation over the past thirty years, materializing in the emergence of large-scale out-of-town shopping centres and new specialized shops in city centres. These specialized boutiques are highly designed, involving well-known architectural firms such as OMA/Rem Koolhaas, David Chipperfield, Herzog + de Meuron amongst others.

With case studies and over 100 black and white images, Vernet and de Wit set forth original and well-grounded theory to accompany this popular and lucrative area of work.

List of illustrations
Illustration credits Notes on contributors
The boutique and the mass market
The shop as market space: the commercial qualities of retail architecture
The vicissitudes of the boutique: introduction to the case studies and interviews
Merchandising for gatherers: interview with
More than just architecture: interview with
Case studies Pfunds Molkerei, Dresden (1891)
Knize, Vienna (1905-13)
Bally shoe shop, Paris (1928)
Grayson, Seattle (1941)
Olivetti showroom, New York (1954)
Retti candle shop, Vienna (1965)
Flos showroom, Milan (1968, 1976, 1984, 1990)
MacLaren and Westwood, London (1971-80)
Issey Miyake, Tokyo (1987)
Comme des Garcons, New York (1988, 1998)
and various locations (2004)
10 Corso Como, Milan (1991)
Mandarina Duck, Paris (2000)
Oki-ni, London (2000)
Camper Temporary Shop 'Walk in Progress', various locations (2000)
Australian Homemade Ice Cream, Amsterdam (2002)
Duchi shoe shop, Scheveningen (2004) Annotated
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ISBN: 9780415363228
ISBN-10: 0415363225
Series: Interior Architecture
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 171
Published: 17th August 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.59 x 19.1  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1