A Field Guide to Sprawl

A Field Guide to Sprawl

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by Dolores Hayden
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393731987

ISBN-13: 9780393731989

Pub. Date: 06/19/2006

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

A visual lexicon of the colorful slang, from alligator investment to zoomburb, that defines sprawl in America.A Field Guide to Sprawl was selected by the urban web site Planetizen for its list of "Top Ten Books in Urban Studies" and by Discover magazine for its list of "Top 20 Books in Science." Features on the book appeared in The New York Times and the Boston

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A visual lexicon of the colorful slang, from alligator investment to zoomburb, that defines sprawl in America.A Field Guide to Sprawl was selected by the urban web site Planetizen for its list of "Top Ten Books in Urban Studies" and by Discover magazine for its list of "Top 20 Books in Science." Features on the book appeared in The New York Times and the Boston Globe.Duck, ruburb, tower farm, big box, and pig-in-a-python are among the dozens of zany terms invented by real estate developers and designers today to characterize land-use practices and the physical elements of sprawl. Sprawl in the environment, based on the metaphor of a person spread out, is hard to define. This concise book engages its meaning, explains common building patterns, and illustrates the visual culture of sprawl. Seventy-five stunning color aerial photographs, each paired with a definition, convey the impact of excessive development. This "engagingly organized and splendidly photographed" (Wall Street Journal) book provides the verbal and visual vocabulary needed by professionals, public officials, and citizens to critique uncontrolled growth in the American landscape.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393731989
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/19/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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