Benjamin Schwarz in the current issue of the Atlantic:
(Gruen himself wrote prolifically, yet … his oeuvre suffers from chronic self-congratulation and Mitteleuropean gaseousness.)
The very next sentence:
M. Jeffrey Hardwick’s `Mall Maker’, a deeply researched (the detailed endnotes are marvelous), conventional narrative, concentrates on Gruen’s impact on American society, but almost completely ignores his architectural and design achievements, a subject that Alex Wall, a Dutch architect and urban planner, examines more closely in his `Victor Gruen’, an unusually handsome and well-illustrated book.
Update: I am undone. I have un-googlewhacked myself. How meta is that?