We show that every monomial ring can be realized topologically by a certain topological space. This space is called a generalized Davis-Januszkiewicz space and can be thought of as a colimit over a multicomplex, a combinatorial object generalizing a simplicial complex. Furthermore, we show that such a space is obtained as the homotopy fiber of a certain map with total space the classical Davis-Januszkiewicz space.
Homology, Homotopy and Applications, Vol. 13 (2011), No. 1, pp.205-221.
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