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 t merely a symptom of a troubled culture, but one of the primary causes of our discontent. In Home from Nowhere Kunstler t 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 invative, 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 ackwledge our need to interact comfortable with one ather.
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.