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Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Declineof America's Man-Made Landscape

Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Declineof America's Man-Made Landscape Paperback - 1994

by James Howard Kunstler

In this "eminently relevant and important book" (Library Journal), the author traces the evolution of America's landscape, where every place looks like no place in particular, and where accommodating the automobile jeopardizes the individual and the environment.

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The Geography of Nowhere 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, Kunstler depicts our nation's evolution from the Pilgrim settlements to the modern auto suburb in all its ghastliness. The Geography of Nowhere tallies up the huge economic, social, and spiritual costs that America is paying for its car-crazed lifestyle. It is also a wake-up call for citizens to reinvent the places where we live and work, to build communities that are once again worthy of our affection. Kunstler proposes that by reviving civic art and civic life, we will rediscover public virtue and a new vision of the common good. "The future will require us to build better places," Kunstler says, "or the future will belong to other people in other societies."

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There is a marvelous moment in the hit movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit? that sums up our present national predicament very nicely.

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  • Title Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Declineof America's Man-Made Landscape
  • Author James Howard Kunstler
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition [ Edition: Repri
  • Pages 304
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Free Press, New York
  • Date 1994-07-26
  • Features Bibliography, Index
  • ISBN 9780671888251 / 0671888250
  • Weight 0.62 lbs (0.28 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.39 x 5.5 x 0.81 in (21.31 x 13.97 x 2.06 cm)
  • Library of Congress subjects Architecture and society - United States, Architecture - Environmental aspects -
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 95088618
  • Dewey Decimal Code 720.47

About the author

James Howard Kunstler is the author of eight novels. He has worked as a newspaper reporter and an editor for Rolling Stone, and is a frequent contributor to The New York Times Sunday Magazine. He lives in upstate New York
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