The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape


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   Order Code: SSH172    ISBN : 9780671888251
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Traces America's evolution from a nation of Main Streets and coherent communities to a land where every place is like no place in particular, where the cities are dead zones and the countryside is a wasteland of cartoon architecture and parking lots.

In elegant and often hilarious prose, author James Howard Kunstler depicts the nation’s evolution from Pilgrim settlements to the modern-auto suburb. He tallies up the huge economic, social, and spiritual costs that America pays for its car-crazed lifestyle, and sounds a wake-up call for citizens to reinvent the places where they live and work, and to build communities that are once again worthy of affection. He proposes that reviving civic art and civic life will lead people to rediscover public virtue and a new vision of the common good.

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