Field Guide to Sprawl
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Description: A visual lexicon of the colorful slang, from alligator investment to zoomburb, that defines sprawl in America. "May well establish Ms. Hayden as the Roger Tory Peterson of Sprawl."New York Times Duck, ruburb, tower farm, big box, and pig-in-a-python are among the dozens of zany terms invented by real estate developers and designers today to characterize land-use practices and the physical elements of sprawl. Sprawl in the environment, based on the metaphor of a person spread out, is hard to define. This concise book engages its meaning, explains common building patterns, and illustrates the visual culture of sprawl. Seventy-five stunning color aerial photographs, each paired with a definition, convey the impact of excessive development. This "engagingly organized and splendidly photographed" (Wall Street Journal) book provides the verbal and visual vocabulary needed by professionals, public officials, and citizens to critique uncontrolled growth in the American landscape. 75 color photographs.
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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/17/2006
Size: 6.75" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
|Decoding Everyday American Landscapes|
|A Field Guide to Sprawl?|
|What Causes Sprawl?|
|The War on Sprawl|
|Reading the Landscape from an Airplane|
|From Sprawl to Sustainable Landscapes|
|An Illustrated Vocabulary of Sprawl|