Home from Nowhere: Remaking Our Everyday World For the 21st Century

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 26, 1998 - Social Science - 320 pages
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In his landmark book The Geography of Nowhere James Howard Kunstler visited the "tragic sprawlscape of cartoon architecture, junked cities, and ravaged countryside" America had become and declared that the deteriorating environment was not merely a symptom of a troubled culture, but one of the primary causes of our discontent.
In Home from Nowhere Kunstler not only shows that the original American Dream -- the desire for peaceful, pleasant places in which to work and live -- still has a strong hold on our imaginations, but also offers innovative, eminently practical ways to make that dream a reality. Citing examples from around the country, he calls for the restoration of traditional architecture, the introduction of enduring design principles in urban planning, and the development of public spaces that acknowledge our need to interact comfortable with one another.
  

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Contents

WHO WE ARE 21
1
THE PUBLIC REALM AND
15
COMMON GOOD
35
CAR CRAZY 58
38
CHARM 81
61
CREATING SOMEPLACE 109
9
BEYOND SEASIDE 150
50
A MERCIFULLY BRIEF CHAPTER ON A FRIGHTENING TEDIOUS BUT IMPORTANT SUBJECT 196
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REMODELING HELL 207
107
A CITY IN THE COUNTRY 234
134
FARMER 250
150
A RECONSIDERATION 275
175
WHAT I LIVE FOR 296
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INDEX 303
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James Howard Kunstler is a frequent contributor to the New York Times Magazine and is the author of eight novels. He now lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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