Home from Nowhere: Remaking Our Everyday World For the 21st Century
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KeithAkers - LibraryThing
I learned that cars are really bad for America in some subtle ways that you might not appreciate, even if you're disposed to be anti-car, just because the car culture is so ubiquitous. This is less ... Read full review
HOME FROM NOWHERE: Remaking Our Everyday World for the Twenty-First CenturyUser Review - Kirkus
A somewhat disjointed but still thought-provoking examination of the ways in which American cities and towns make us bad citizens. In The Geography of Nowhere (1993) Kunstler took on the blandness and ... Read full review
WHO WE ARE 21
THE PUBLIC REALM AND
CAR CRAZY 58
CREATING SOMEPLACE 109
BEYOND SEASIDE 150
A MERCIFULLY BRIEF CHAPTER ON A FRIGHTENING TEDIOUS BUT IMPORTANT SUBJECT 196