Rise of Consumer Society: Department Stores
Examine the design, space, and experience of the department store of the late 19th/early 20th century as emblematic of modern society. What aspects of the department store helped to define the newly emergent consumer society? What aspects of modernity are evident in the department store’s design and selling tactics? How did it create new kinds of experiences, new ways of looking and display, and new ways of shopping as a form of entertainment?