America's leading architecture critic looks at our preference for invented environmentstheme parks, shopping malls, etc. Such unreal places create a fantasy world where the authentic is neither admired nor desired. Huxtable closely examines the way our curious passion for the synthetic place and the surrogate experience affects our attitudes and values. 129 b&w illus.

The Unreal America 1997, New Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781565840553