The Resource Architecture and the American dream, Craig Whitaker

Architecture and the American dream, Craig Whitaker

Label
Architecture and the American dream
Title
Architecture and the American dream
Statement of responsibility
Craig Whitaker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On a grand scale, Whitaker examines the ways in which our architectural eclecticism is rooted in the democratic notion of individual liberty upon which this country was founded. From New York to St. Louis to Los Angeles and all of the towns in between, these shared values have created a landscape that at first appears chaotic but is, in fact, remarkably homogeneous. The grid plan of most American cities, he argues, connotes equality and a refusal to acknowledge the hierarchies of the past, while issues of privacy and public display permeate the orientation of our homes and streets. And the open road has been raised to the level of cultural icon, expressing ideas unique to this country - ideas of mobility and freedom, progress and communication. By continuously peeling away the layers of meaning that clearly signify nationally shared obsessions, Whitaker lucidly documents the way in which America has grown and developed, for better and for worse
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitaker, Craig
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2543.S6
LC item number
W49 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture and society
  • Architecture and society
  • Architektur
  • American dream
  • United States
Label
Architecture and the American dream, Craig Whitaker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 286-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
American dreams make American patterns -- Front door, back door -- From house to road -- All in a row -- Gates and unintended pauses -- At the crossroads -- Around the bend -- The endless procession
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780517703786
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
96037598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35924742
  • (OCoLC)ocm35924742
Label
Architecture and the American dream, Craig Whitaker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 286-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
American dreams make American patterns -- Front door, back door -- From house to road -- All in a row -- Gates and unintended pauses -- At the crossroads -- Around the bend -- The endless procession
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780517703786
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
96037598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35924742
  • (OCoLC)ocm35924742

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