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A field guide to sprawl

Author: Dolores Hayden; Jim Wark
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Can you define edge node, boomburb, tower farm, big box, and parsley round the pig? Sprawl is hard to pin down and the terms change every day. This concise book defines the vocabulary of sprawl from alligator to zoomburb, illustrating fifty-one colorful terms invented by real estate developers and designers to characterize contemporary building patterns. Sixty-nine aerial photographs, each paired with a definition,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildband
Pictorial works
Ouvrages illustrés
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dolores Hayden; Jim Wark
ISBN: 0393731251 9780393731255
OCLC Number: 54046420
Description: 128 p. : col. ill. ; 19 x 21 cm.
Contents: A field guide to sprawl? --
Sprawl talk --
What causes sprawl? --
The war on sprawl --
Reading the landscape from an airplane --
From sprawl to sustainable landscapes.
Responsibility: Dolores Hayden ; with aerial photographs by Jim Wark.

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A visual lexicon of colorful slang terms coined by real estate developers and designers offers insight into land-use practices and the physical elements of American sprawl, in a volume that features  Read more...

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A wonderful guide to the terrible things being done to the American landscape. --Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation"

 
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