Building Suburbia by Professor Dolores Hayden
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Building Suburbia
By Professor Dolores Hayden

Building Suburbia

Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820-2000

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Building Suburbia by Professor Dolores Hayden

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A lively history of the contested landscapes where the majority of Americans now live, "Building Suburbia "chronicles two centuries in the birth and development of America s metropolitan regions. From rustic cottages reached by steamboat to big box stores at the exit ramps of eight-lane highways, Dolores Hayden defines seven eras of suburban development since 1820. An urban historian and architect, she portrays housewives and politicians as well as designers and builders making the decisions that have generated America s diverse suburbs. Residents have sought home, nature, and community in suburbia. Developers have cherished different dreams, seeking profit from economies of scale and increased suburban densities, while lobbying local and federal government to reduce the risk of real estate speculation. Encompassing environmental controversies as well as the complexities of race, gender, and class, Hayden s fascinating account will forever alter how we think about the communities we build and inhabit."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780375727214
ISBN-10: 0375727213
Format: Paperback / softback
(201mm x 132mm x 18mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 9-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Professor Dolores Hayden

Dolores Hayden, an urban historian and architect, writes about American landscapes and the politics of design. She is a professor of architecture and American studies at Yale University. In addition to Building Suburbia," "her books include A Field Guide to Sprawl" "and The Power of Place: Urban Landscapes as Public History." "Hayden is also a poet whose work has appeared in "The Yale Review, Southwest Review, The Kenyon Review, Verse Daily, "and "Michigan Quarterly Review. "Her collection, American Yard," "was published in 2004.

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