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Architecture and Suburbia

From English Villa to American Dream House, 1690-2000

Architecture and Suburbia( )
Author: Archer, John
ISBN:978-0-8166-4303-5
Publication Date:May 2005
Publisher:University of Minnesota Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $40.00
Book Description:

In this influential work, John Archer argues that the ideal suburban house is rooted in notions of privacy, property, and selfhood that are the foundation of identity in America. Spanning four centuries, Architecture and Suburbia explores phenomena ranging from the proliferation of the dream house in parallel with Cold War politics to discussions over sprawl and gated communities. Recognizing increasingly diverse suburbs as the dynamic basis for astrengthened social fabric,...
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Book Details
Pages:496
Detailed Subjects: House & Home / General
Architecture / Buildings / Residential
Architecture / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7 x 10 x 1.4 Inches
Book Weight:0.002 Pounds



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