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Author Biography: Dolores Hayden, professor of architecture and American studies at Yale University, writes about the politics of design. Her most recent book is Building Suburbia.
|I||Decoding everyday American landscapes||7|
|A field guide to sprawl?||7|
|What causes sprawl?||10|
|The war on sprawl||12|
|Reading the landscape from an airplane||13|
|From sprawl to sustainable landscapes||16|
|II||An illustrated vocabulary of sprawl||17|
Posted November 27, 2008
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If you would put a name to ugliness, then you must have this book. Ninety percent of all American cities look the same, so the next time you're driving down "The Strip", and every home town has one, "A Field Guide to Sprawl" will tell you what you're looking at. The first step in any war is to name your enemy. For those of us who hate the throw away architecture and mundane landscape of suburbia, this book reads like a CIA dossier.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.