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Picture windows : how the suburbs happened

Author: Rosalyn Baxandall; Elizabeth Ewen
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, ©2000.
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Picture Windows chronicles how suburbia sprawled, proving to be a hothouse for scores of disaffected artistic types and mopey teens.-Vanity Fair

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Baxandall, Rosalyn Fraad, 1939-
Picture windows.
New York, NY : Basic Books, ©2000
(DLC) 00271773
(OCoLC)43303145
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rosalyn Baxandall; Elizabeth Ewen
ISBN: 9781429486255 1429486252
OCLC Number: 171582555
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 298 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations, map
Contents: 1. The Gold Coast. --2. The second Industrial Revolution: mass production makes a dent. --3. Suburban birth pangs. --4. Housing the masses: ideas and experiments. --5. The New Deal: one third of a nation still unhoused. --6. The common good: public or private. --7. World War II: baptism by fire. --8. Postwar housing politics: the McCarthy hearings on housing. --9. Home ownership: is it sound? --10. The master builders and the creation of modern suburbia. --11. The new suburban culture: living in Levittown. --12. America, love it or levitt. --13. Suburban segregation. --14. The battle for integration. --15. Old towns, new families. --16. Utopia revisited. --17. New immigrants.
Responsibility: Rosalyn Baxandall and Elizabeth Ewen.

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