Book cover of Meet Me by the Fountain: An Inside History of the Mall by Alexandra Langeby Alexandra Lange

“A smart and accessible cultural history.”-Los Angeles Times

“A fantastic examination of what became the mall … envision[ing] a more meaningful public afterlife for our shopping centers.”-Vulture

A portrait–by turns celebratory, skeptical, and surprisingly moving–of one of America’s most iconic institutions, from an author who “might be the most influential design critic writing now” (LARB).

Few places have been as nostalgized, or as maligned, as malls. Since their birth in the 1950s, they have loomed large as temples of commerce, the agora of the suburbs.

Interview with the Author

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Alexandra Lange’s “Meet Me By the Fountain: An Inside History of the Mall”
8/12/22            47 min

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Episode 667: Alexandra Lange – Meet Me By the Fountain: An Inside History of the Mall
6/23/22            43 min

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Epsidoe 492: Alexandra Lange
6/22/22          37 min

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188 — Bookin’ w/ Alexandra Lange
6/13/22          27 min

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495 – Meet Us By the Fountain 
6/14/22         36 min

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