6,000 Years of Housing
In the Middle Ages houses served both as homes and as places of work, but gradually the domestic and business lives of the inhabitants became separate. In the wake of the Industrial Revolution, profound changes in the residential development of the western world occurred: housing became segregated along socioeconomic lines and dwelling types polarized, with low-densisty, single-family houses at one extreme, and tall, high-density, multifamily temements and apartments at the other. Side effects of America's automobile-intensive suburban dream housing include inefficient land use, pollution, and urban decay. 6,000 YEARS of HOUSING chronicles how this came about, and suggests solutions based on a rich variety of historical precedents." -back cover.
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