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Landscapes of Consumption
Landscapes of consumption

To this point, we have focused on individual cathedrals of consumption, but it is also important to adopt a larger scale perspective and examine landscapes of consumption1 or geographic areas that encompass two, or more, cathedrals of consumption.2 In his work on the arcade, which encompasses a number of shops and cafés, Benjamin called it a “primordial landscape of consumption.”3 Just as we have witnessed revolutionary ...

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