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Pastoral Capitalism A History of Suburban Corporate Landscapes

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ISBN-10: 026252614X

ISBN-13: 9780262526142

Edition: 2011

Authors: Louise A. Mozingo

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By the end of the twentieth century, America's suburbs contained more office spacethan its central cities. Many of these corporate workplaces were surrounded, somewhat incongruously,by verdant vistas of broad lawns and leafy trees. In Pastoral Capitalism, Louise Mozingo describesthe evolution of these central (but often ignored) features of postwar urbanism in the context ofthe modern capitalist enterprise. These new suburban corporate landscapes emerged from a historicalmoment when corporations reconceived their management structures, the city decentralized anddispersed into low-density, auto-dependent peripheries, and the pastoral--in the form of leafyresidential suburbs--triumphed as an…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 2/14/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

Louise A. Mozingo is Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. She was a practicing landscape architect for nearly a decade.