Architecture and Suburbia: From English Villa to American
An illustrated cultural history of the residential landscape of suburbia
John Archer argues that the ideal house is rooted in notions of privacy, property, and selfhood that are the foundation of the American nation and identity. From Enlightenment philosophy to rap lyrics, from the rise of a mercantile economy to discussions over neighborhoods, sprawl, and gated communities, Architecture and Suburbia addresses the past, present, and future of the American dream house.
- Author: John Archer
- Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
- ISBN: 978-0816643042
- Format: Paperback, 496 pages, 118 b&w photos, 7 x 10