Best-selling in Non-Fiction Books
Save on Non-Fiction Books
- AU $47.31Trending at AU $49.44
- AU $77.99Trending at AU $116.29
- AU $28.58Trending at AU $31.02
- AU $70.13Trending at AU $77.15
- AU $74.43Trending at AU $76.94
- AU $35.45Trending at AU $39.03
- AU $26.74Trending at AU $37.56
About this product
- DescriptionThe word calls to mind a host of troublesome issues such as city flight, runaway suburban development, and the conversion of farmland to soulless housing developments. In Sprawltown , architectural historian Richard Ingersoll makes the surprising claim that sprawl is an inevitable reality of modern life that should be addressed more thoughtfully and recognized as its own new form of urbanism rather than simply being criticized and condemned. In five thought-provoking chapters, covering topics such as tourism, film, and the automobile, Ingersoll takes the position that any solution to the problems of sprawl - including pressing issues like resource use and energy waste - must take into consideration its undeniable success as a social milieu. No screed against the suburb, this book offers a more sophisticated and nuanced view of the way we think about its rapid development and growth.
- Author BiographyRichard Ingersoll teaches architectural history and urban design at Syracuse University in Florence and the University of Ferrara. He lives in Montevarchi, Italy.
- Author(s)Richard Ingersoll
- PublisherPrinceton Architectural Press
- Date of Publication01/06/2006
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton Architectural Press
- Content Note70 illus.
- Weight318 g
- Width229 mm
- Height152 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Interest AgeAdult
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.