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Sprawltown

Looking for the City on its Edges
Princeton Architectural Press

By Richard Ingersoll

6 x 9 in; 176 pp;
50 B/W images
Paperback
March 2006
ISBN 9781568985664
ISBN10 1568985665

SKU# 9781568985664

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Sprawl. The 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 surpri...
Sprawltown


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Sprawltown

Sprawl. The 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 realityof 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 sprawlincluding pressing issues like resource use and energy wastemust take into consideration its undeniable success as a socialmilieu. 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.

 

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6 x 9 in; 176 pp;
50 B/W images
Paperback
March 2006
ISBN 9781568985664
ISBN10 1568985665
Richard Ingersoll teaches architectural history and urban design at Syracuse University in Florence and the Facolta' di Architettura in Ferrara.