Perhaps there’s such a thing as going too far down a rabbit hole. I’m now mired in work that is derivative of all the other essays I’ve been reading about the history of display windows, where commerce intersects with art. It’s as if there’s a checklist of names they must nod to: Walter Benjamin, Marx, Baudrillard, Zola. I think I still have a few books on this topic headed my way, but this vein is almost all tapped out.
Interesting that KaDeWe turned their rooftop into a pretend ocean liner to let shoppers relax on the “deck” watching Berlin roll around them.