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The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape - James Howard Kunstler
The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape
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The Geography of Nowhere traces America's evolution from a nation of Main Streets and coherent communities to a land where every place is like no place in particular, where the cities are dead zones and the countryside is a wasteland of cartoon architecture and parking lots. In elegant and often... show more
The Geography of Nowhere traces America's evolution from a nation of Main Streets and coherent communities to a land where every place is like no place in particular, where the cities are dead zones and the countryside is a wasteland of cartoon architecture and parking lots. In elegant and often hilarious prose, Kunstler depicts our nation's evolution from the Pilgrim settlements to the modern auto suburb in all its ghastliness. The Geography of Nowhere tallies up the huge economic, social, and spiritual costs that America is paying for its car-crazed lifestyle. It is also a wake-up call for citizens to reinvent the places where we live and work, to build communities that are once again worthy of our affection. Kunstler proposes that by reviving civic art and civic life, we will rediscover public virtue and a new vision of the common good. "The future will require us to build better places," Kunstler says, "or the future will belong to other people in other societies."
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780671888251 (0671888250)
ASIN: 671888250
Publisher: Free Press
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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3.0 The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape
This book is likely to draw strong reactions: it’s passionately written, strongly worded, and discusses a controversial subject. I think, however, that it’s also valuable, even though it’s getting a bit old (published in 1993 by James Howard Kunstler).This book is more or less in two parts: the firs...
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