Home from Nowhere: Remaking Our Everyday World For the 21st Century

Home from Nowhere: Remaking Our Everyday World For the 21st Century

by James Howard Kunstler
     
 

In his landmark book The Geography of Nowhere James Howard Kunstler visited the "tragic sprawlscape of cartoon architecture, junked cities, and ravaged countryside" America had become and declared that the deteriorating environment was not merely a symptom of a troubled culture, but one of the primary causes of our discontent.
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In his landmark book The Geography of Nowhere James Howard Kunstler visited the "tragic sprawlscape of cartoon architecture, junked cities, and ravaged countryside" America had become and declared that the deteriorating environment was not merely a symptom of a troubled culture, but one of the primary causes of our discontent.
In Home from Nowhere Kunstler not only shows that the original American Dream — the desire for peaceful, pleasant places in which to work and live — still has a strong hold on our imaginations, but also offers innovative, eminently practical ways to make that dream a reality. Citing examples from around the country, he calls for the restoration of traditional architecture, the introduction of enduring design principles in urban planning, and the development of public spaces that acknowledge our need to interact comfortable with one another.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684837376
Publisher:
Free Press
Publication date:
03/26/1998
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
812,512
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.44(h) x 1.10(d)

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