The Resource Home from nowhere : remaking our everyday world for the twenty-first Century, James Howard Kunstler

Home from nowhere : remaking our everyday world for the twenty-first Century, James Howard Kunstler

Label
Home from nowhere : remaking our everyday world for the twenty-first Century
Title
Home from nowhere
Title remainder
remaking our everyday world for the twenty-first Century
Statement of responsibility
James Howard Kunstler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Home from Nowhere Kunstler explores the growing movement across America to restore the physical dwelling place of our civilization. Picking up where The Geography of Nowhere left off, Kunstler describes precisely how the American Dream of a little cottage in a natural landscape mutated into today's sprawling automobile suburb in all its ghastliness, and why "we are going to run shrieking from it to a better world." He locates in our national psychology the origin of Americans' traditional dislike for city life, and what this implies about our ability to get along with one another." "Most important, Home from Nowhere offers real hope for a nation yearning to live in authentic places worth caring about. Kunstler calls for a wholehearted restoration of traditional architecture and town planning based on enduring principles of design. He declares that the public realm matters, and that it must be honored and embellished in order to make civic life possible. He argues that the idea of beauty must be readmitted to intellectual respectability." "From Seaside on the Florida panhandle, a bold experiment to create a radically better form of land development, to the reclamation of inner city neighborhoods, Kunstler documents the movement to revive American communities and a shared sense of place - presenting the crisis of our landscape and townscape that is at the center of the debate about this nation's future."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kunstler, James Howard
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT167
LC item number
.K85 1996
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City planning
  • Urban beautification
  • Architecture
  • Architecture and society
  • Quality of life
  • Architecture
  • Architecture and society
  • City planning
  • Quality of life
  • Urban beautification
  • Stadtsanierung
  • Architektur
  • Soziologie
  • Lebensqualität
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Home from nowhere : remaking our everyday world for the twenty-first Century, James Howard Kunstler
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Prologue: Victory disease -- Who we are -- Public realm and the common good -- Car crazy -- Charm -- Creating someplace -- Beyond seaside -- A mercifully brief chapter on a frightening, tedious, but important subject -- Remodeling hell -- A city in the country -- Farmer -- My hometown, a reconsideration -- Coda: what I live for
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780684811963
Lccn
96028066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34958847
  • (OCoLC)ocm34958847
Label
Home from nowhere : remaking our everyday world for the twenty-first Century, James Howard Kunstler
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Prologue: Victory disease -- Who we are -- Public realm and the common good -- Car crazy -- Charm -- Creating someplace -- Beyond seaside -- A mercifully brief chapter on a frightening, tedious, but important subject -- Remodeling hell -- A city in the country -- Farmer -- My hometown, a reconsideration -- Coda: what I live for
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780684811963
Lccn
96028066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34958847
  • (OCoLC)ocm34958847

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