Architecture and Suburbia

Architecture and Suburbia

Traces the evolution of the modern American dream house from seventeenth-century England to the present.

Author: John Archer

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816643032

Category: Architecture

Page: 470

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Traces the evolution of the modern American dream house from seventeenth-century England to the present.
Categories: Architecture

Surveillance Architecture and Control

Surveillance  Architecture and Control

“Describing suburbia as a residential landscape would be wrong, however,
because suburbs also contain millions of ... and feminist geography offers a
strategy through which to consider the architecture of suburbia as a form of
surveillance.

Author: Susan Flynn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030003715

Category: Social Science

Page: 335

View: 797

This edited collection examines the culture of surveillance as it is expressed in the built environment. Expanding on discussions from previous collections; Spaces of Surveillance: States and Selves (2017) and Surveillance, Race, Culture (2018), this book seeks to explore instances of surveillance within and around specific architectural entities, both historical and fictitious, buildings with specific social purposes and those existing in fiction, film, photography, performance and art. Providing new readings of, and expanding on Foucault’s work on the panopticon, these essays examine the role of surveillance via disparate fields of enquiry, such as the humanities, social sciences, technological studies, design and environmental disciplines. Surveillance, Architecture and Control seeks to engender new debates about the nature of the surveilled environment through detailed analyses of architectural structures and spaces; examining how cultural, geographical and built space buttress and produce power relations. The various essays address the ongoing fascination with contemporary notions of surveillance and control.
Categories: Social Science

Built from Below British Architecture and the Vernacular

Built from Below  British Architecture and the Vernacular

20 John Archer, Architecture and Suburbia: From English Villa to American
Dream House, 1690–2000 (Minneapolis, 2005). Note that the John Archer cited
here is not the British architectural historian of the same name. See also, Michael
 ...

Author: Peter Guillery

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136943140

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 860

This book extends the concept of British vernacular architecture beyond its traditional base of pre-modern domestic and industrial architecture to embrace other buildings such as places of worship, villas, hospitals, suburban semis and post-war mass housing. Engaging with wider issues of social and cultural history, this book is of use to anyone with an interest in architectural history. Presented in an essentially chronological sequence, from the medieval to the post-war, diverse fresh viewpoints in the chapters of this book reinforce understanding of how building design emerges not just from individual agency, that is architects, but also from the collective traditions of society.
Categories: Architecture

The Philadelphia Country House

The Philadelphia Country House

John Archer, Architecture and Suburbia: From English Villa to American Dream
House, 1690–2000 (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005), 69,
discusses the pleasure of having fewer visitors in the country. 2. Peter Borsay,
The ...

Author: Mark E. Reinberger

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421411637

Category: Architecture

Page: 464

View: 854

Colonial Americans, if they could afford it, liked to emulate the fashions of London and the style and manners of English country society while at the same time thinking of themselves as distinctly American. The houses they built reflected this ongoing cultural tension. By the mid-eighteenth century, Americans had developed their own version of the bourgeois English countryseat, a class of estate equally distinct in social function and form from townhouses, rural plantations, and farms. The metropolis of Philadelphia was surrounded by a particularly extraordinary collection of country houses and landscapes. Taken together, these estates make up one of the most significant groups of homes in colonial America. In this masterly volume, Mark Reinberger, a senior architectural historian, and Elizabeth McLean, an accomplished scholar of landscape history, examine the country houses that the urban gentry built on the outskirts of Philadelphia in response to both local and international economic forces, social imperatives, and fashion. What do these structures and their gardens say about the taste of the people who conceived and executed them? How did their evolving forms demonstrate the persistence of European templates while embodying the spirit of American adaptation? The Philadelphia Country House explores the myriad ways in which these estates—which were located in the country but responded to the ideas and manners of the city—straddled the cultural divide between urban and rural. Moving from general trends and building principles to architectural interiors and landscape design, Reinberger and McLean take readers on an intimate tour of the fine, fashionable elements found in upstairs parlors and formal gardens. They also reveal the intricate working world of servants, cellars, and kitchen gardens. Highlighting an important aspect of American historic architecture, this handsome volume is illustrated with nearly 150 photographs, more than 60 line drawings, and two color galleries.
Categories: Architecture

Retrofitting Suburbia

Retrofitting Suburbia

Updated with a new Introduction by the authors and a foreword by Richard Florida, this book is a comprehensive guide book for urban designers, planners, architects, developers, environmentalists, and community leaders that illustrates how ...

Author: Ellen Dunham-Jones

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470041239

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

View: 342

While there has been considerable attention by practitioners and academics to development in urban cores and new neighborhoods on the periphery of cities, there has been little attention to the redesign and redevelopment of existing suburbs. Here is a comprehensive guidebook for architects, planners, urban designers, and developers that illustrates how existing suburbs can be redesigned and redeveloped. The authors, both architects and noted experts on the subject, show how development in existing suburbs can absorb new growth and evolve in relation to changed demographic, technological, and economic conditions. Retrofitting Suburbia was named winner in the Architecture & Urban Planning category of the 2009 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (The PROSE Awards) awarded by The Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Division of the Association of American Publishers
Categories: Architecture

Retrofitting Suburbia Updated Edition

Retrofitting Suburbia  Updated Edition

Updated with a new Introduction by the authors and a foreword by Richard Florida, this book is a comprehensive guide book for urban designers, planners, architects, developers, environmentalists, and community leaders that illustrates how ...

Author: Ellen Dunham-Jones

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118027677

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

View: 902

Updated with a new Introduction by the authors and a foreword by Richard Florida, this book is a comprehensive guide book for urban designers, planners, architects, developers, environmentalists, and community leaders that illustrates how existing suburban developments can be redesigned into more urban and more sustainable places. While there has been considerable attention by practitioners and academics to development in urban cores and new neighborhoods on the periphery of cities, there has been little attention to the redesign and redevelopment of existing suburbs. The authors, both architects and noted experts on the subject, show how development in existing suburbs can absorb new growth and evolve in relation to changed demographic, technological, and economic conditions. Retrofitting Suburbia was named winner in the Architecture & Urban Planning category of the 2009 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (The PROSE Awards) awarded by The Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Division of the Association of American Publishers
Categories: Architecture

Art and Suburbia

Art and Suburbia

tecture of suburbs and shopping strips contained a complex architectural
symbolism . They regarded facades as screens on which an overlay of signs
could be draped , with each component , however tacky , given serious attention
by the ...

Author: Chris McAuliffe

Publisher: Fine Art Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015038612456

Category: Art

Page: 136

View: 130

Concerntrates on Australian suburbia.
Categories: Art

Transforming Race and Class in Suburbia

Transforming Race and Class in Suburbia

There was a lack of a written history during this period, and many forms of human
inquiry stagnated including language, music, art, architecture, and technology.
Population decline also characterized the Dark Ages. To stimulate societal ...

Author: T. Vicino

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230612723

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

View: 665

Just as the nation witnessed the widespread decay of urban centers, there is a mounting suburban crisis in first-tier suburbs - the early suburbs to develop in metropolitan America. These places, once the bastion of a large middle class, have matured and experienced three decades of social and economic decline. In the first comprehensive analysis of suburban decline for an entire region, Vicino uses Baltimore as an illustrative case to chronicle how first-tier suburbs experienced widespread decline while outer suburbs flourished since the 1970s. At the brink of the twenty-first century, Vicino illustrates how the processes of deindustrialization, racial diversity, and class segregation have shaped the evolution of suburban decline.
Categories: Social Science

Relocations

Relocations

... Star referred to the architecture of mid-century suburban homes in Southern
California as “atomic-type ranch house. ... Architecture and Suburbia: From the
English Villa to the American Dream House, 1690–2000 (Minneapolis: University
of ...

Author: Karen Tongson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814784082

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 299

View: 102

What queer lives, loves and possibilities teem within suburbia’s little boxes? Moving beyond the imbedded urban/rural binary, Relocations offers the first major queer cultural study of sexuality, race and representation in the suburbs. Focusing on the region humorists have referred to as “Lesser Los Angeles”—a global prototype for sprawl—Karen Tongson weaves through suburbia’s “nowhere”spaces to survey our spatial imaginaries: the aesthetic, creative and popular materials of the new suburbia. Across southern California’s freeways, beneath its overpasses and just beyond its winding cloverleaf interchanges, Tongson explores the improvisational archives of queer suburban sociability, from multimedia artist Lynne Chan’s JJ Chinois projects and the amusement park night-clubs of 1980s Orange County to the imperial legacies of the region known as the Inland Empire. By taking a hard look at the cosmopolitanism historically considered de rigeur for queer subjects, while engaging with the so-called “New Suburbanism” that has captivated the national imaginary in everything from lifestyle trends to electoral politics, Relocations radically revises our sense of where to see and feel queer of color sociability, politics and desire.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Planning the New Suburbia

Planning the New Suburbia

Friedman (architecture, McGill U.) and a team of graduate students, urban planners, and architects all participated in a lengthy project devoted to planning in the urban environment and developing affordable housing, the fruits of which are ...

Author: Avi Friedman

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774808594

Category: Architecture

Page: 194

View: 988

The suburbs house two-thirds of North America's population and are the subject of much debate and criticism. Planning the New Suburbia explores this phenomenon and proposes ways to respond to the challenge of creating affordable, adaptable, and environmentally sustainable neighbourhoods. Avi Friedman surveys the evolution of urban planning and the the development of North American suburbs. He suggests new methods of design and regulation that would enable urban planners to conceive and inhabitants to adapt suburban communities and homes to their evolving needs, including changing family sizes, aging populations, or new working conditions. Rather than dismissing a suburb as an unattractive, impersonal sprawl, Friedman shows how they can be modified into an affordable, sustainable, and adaptable community.
Categories: Architecture

USA

USA

Select Bibliography This selection does not include readily available
monographs on individual architects, buildings or cities ... Architecture and City
Planning at Harvard (New York, 2002) Archer, John, Architecture and Suburbia (
Minneapolis, ...

Author: Gwendolyn Wright

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861895400

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 606

From the Reliance Building and Coney Island to the Kimbell Museum and Disney Hall, the United States has been at the forefront of modern architecture. American life has generated many of the quintessential images of modern life, both generic types and particular buildings. Gwendolyn Wright’s USA is an engaging account of this evolution from the late nineteenth century to the twenty-first. Upending conventional arguments about the origin of American modern architecture, Wright shows that it was not a mere offshoot of European modernism brought across the Atlantic Ocean by émigrés but rather an exciting, distinctive and mutable hybrid. USA traces a history that spans from early skyscrapers and suburbs in the aftermath of the American Civil War up to the museums, schools and ‘green architecture’ of today. Wright takes account of diverse interests that affected design, ranging from politicians and developers to ambitious immigrants and middle-class citizens. Famous and lesser-known buildings across America come together--model dwellings for German workers in rural Massachusetts, New York’s Rockefeller Center, Cincinnati’s Carew Tower, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West in the Arizona desert, the University of Miami campus, the Texas Instruments Semiconductor Plant, and the Corning Museum of Glass, among others--to show an extraordinary range of innovation. Ultimately, Wright reframes the history of American architecture as one of constantly evolving and volatile sensibilities, engaged with commerce, attuned to new media, exploring multiple concepts of freedom. The chapters are organized to show how changes in work life, home life and public life affected architecture--and vice versa. This book provides essential background for contemporary debates about affordable and luxury housing, avant-garde experiments, local identities, inspiring infrastructure and sustainable design. A clear, concise and richly illustrated account of modern American architecture, this timely book will be essential for all those who wonder about the remarkable legacy of American modernity in its most potent cultural expression.
Categories: Architecture

Suburbia Reimagined

Suburbia Reimagined

The book addresses the history and design of suburbia, from the post-war soldier settlements of the 40s and 50s to the university hinterlands of Silicon Valley in order to reappraise the locked potential within such subdivision patterns.

Author: Leon van Schaik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351618670

Category: Architecture

Page: 202

View: 724

Worldwide, more and more people are living in cities, with suburbs conceived as appendages to the city, rather than being part of the city system, which is densely populated and offers a full range of services. But suburbs are not the city spread too thin, and in fact hold potential for a lived complexity as satisfying as that assumed to be available in inner cities. Just as the ecological function of wetlands was ignored by modernist planning, and swamps once-drained are now recognised as vital to water cycles, suburbs are increasingly recognised as part of a city’s wellbeing with their own alternative ideology and opportunities for urbanity and ecological sustainability. Suburbia Reimagined shows how such subdivision structures can offer new possibilities for sustainably integrating living between generations and between established and arriving migrant communities. The authors worked locally and internationally with university campuses, shopping centres, hospitals, airports, and other large entities spread through suburbia, to identify a broad range of suburban situations that have been modified to ensure that residents have a full access to amenities and services. The book addresses the history and design of suburbia, from the post-war soldier settlements of the 40s and 50s to the university hinterlands of Silicon Valley in order to reappraise the locked potential within such subdivision patterns. The authors propose a new model forward, examining case studies ranging from repurposed malls and railways for ecological sustainability to cul-de-sacs as social units and post-industrial factory conversions, ultimately showing the nascent patterns in suburbia that have the potential to support a rich life for all age groups.
Categories: Architecture

Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia

Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia

A brand-new collection of 32 case studies that further demonstrate the retrofitting of suburbia This amply-illustrated book, second in a series, documents how defunct shopping malls, parking lots, and the past century’s other obsolete ...

Author: June Williamson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119149170

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 382

A brand-new collection of 32 case studies that further demonstrate the retrofitting of suburbia This amply-illustrated book, second in a series, documents how defunct shopping malls, parking lots, and the past century’s other obsolete suburban development patterns are being retrofitted to address current urgent challenges they weren’t designed for: improving public health, increasing resilience in the face of climate change, leveraging social capital for equity, supporting an aging society, competing for jobs, and disrupting automobile dependence. Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Strategies for Urgent Challenges provides summaries, data, and references on how these challenges manifest in suburbia and discussion of successful urban design strategies to address them in Part I. Part II documents how innovative design strategies are implemented in a range of northern American contexts and market conditions. From modest interventions with big ripple effects to ambitious do-overs, examples of redevelopment, reinhabitation, and regreening of changing suburban places from coast to coast are described in depth in 32 brand new case studies. Written by the authors of the highly influential Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs Demonstrates changes that can and already have been realized in suburbia by focusing on case studies of retrofitted suburban places Illustrated in full-color with photos, maps, plans, and diagrams Full of replicable lessons and creative responses to ongoing problems and potentials with conventional suburban form, Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Strategies for Urgent Challenges is an important book for students and professionals involved in urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, development, civil engineering, public health, public policy, and governance. Most of all, it is intended as a useful guide for anyone who seeks to inspire revitalization, justice, and shared prosperity in places they know and care about.
Categories: Architecture

The Making of Home

The Making of Home

... eds, Architectural Space in Eighteenth-Century Europe: Constructing Identities
and Interiors (Farnham, Ashgate, 2010), p. 26; Norwich stonemason's handbook:
cited in John Archer, Architecture and Suburbia: From English Villa to American ...

Author: Judith Flanders

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781782393788

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 755

The idea that 'home' is a special place, a separate place, a place where we can be our true selves, is so obvious to us today that we barely pause to think about it. But, as Judith Flanders shows in this revealing book, 'home' is a relatively new concept. When in 1900 Dorothy assured the citizens of Oz that 'There is no place like home', she was expressing a view that was a culmination of 300 years of economic, physical and emotional change. In The Making of Home, Flanders traces the evolution of the house across northern Europe and America from the sixteenth to the early twentieth century, and paints a striking picture of how the homes we know today differ from homes through history. The transformation of houses into homes, she argues, was not a private matter, but an essential ingredient in the rise of capitalism and the birth of the Industrial Revolution. Without 'home', the modern world as we know it would not exist, and as Flanders charts the development of ordinary household objects - from cutlery, chairs and curtains, to fitted kitchens, plumbing and windows - she also peels back the myths that surround some of our most basic assumptions, including our entire notion of what it is that makes a family. As full of fascinating detail as her previous bestsellers, The Making of Home is also a book teeming with original and provocative ideas.
Categories: Social Science

Building Suburbia

Building Suburbia

From rustic cottages reached by steamboat to big box stores at the exit ramps of eight-lane highways, Dolores Hayden defines seven eras of suburban development since 1820.

Author: Dolores Hayden

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307515261

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

View: 155

A lively and provocative history of the contested landscapes where the majority of Americans now live. From rustic cottages reached by steamboat to big box stores at the exit ramps of eight-lane highways, Dolores Hayden defines seven eras of suburban development since 1820. An urban historian and architect, she portrays housewives and politicians as well as designers and builders making the decisions that have generated America’s diverse suburbs. Residents have sought home, nature, and community in suburbia. Developers have cherished different dreams, seeking profit from economies of scale and increased suburban densities, while lobbying local and federal government to reduce the risk of real estate speculation. Encompassing environmental controversies as well as the complexities of race, gender, and class, Hayden’s fascinating account will forever alter how we think about the communities we build and inhabit.
Categories: Architecture

British Fiction of the 1990s

British Fiction of the 1990s

These ideas are developed through a reading of The Buddha of Suburbia's
ambivalent representation of suburban space, which ... Criticism of suburban
architecture and of suburban life unites those at opposite ends of the political
spectrum.

Author: Nick Bentley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134292493

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 486

The 1990s proved to be a particularly rich and fascinating period for British fiction. This book presents a fresh perspective on the diverse writings that appeared over the decade, bringing together leading academics in the field. British Fiction of the 1990s: traces the concerns that emerged as central to 1990s fiction, in sections on millennial anxieties, identity politics, the relationship between the contemporary and the historical, and representations of contemporary space offers distinctive new readings of the most important novelists of the period, including Martin Amis, Beryl Bainbridge, Pat Barker, Julian Barnes, A.S. Byatt, Hanif Kureishi, Ian McEwan, Iain Sinclair, Zadie Smith and Jeanette Winterson shows how British fiction engages with major cultural debates of the time, such as the concern with representing various identities and cultural groups, or theories of ‘the end of history’ discusses 1990s fiction in relation to broader literary and critical theories, including postmodernism, post-feminism and postcolonialism. Together the essays highlight the ways in which the writing of the 1990s represents a development of the themes and styles of the post-war novel generally, yet displays a range of characteristics distinct to the decade.
Categories: Fiction

Glossary of Art Architecture and Design Since 1945

Glossary of Art  Architecture and Design Since 1945

See also High - Tech , Metro - land , Subtopia , Suburban In Britain scenes of
suburbia frequently appear at the Art ... Suburban houses also have their
defenders amongst architectural historians even though most of the housing
making up ...

Author: John Albert Walker

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822007856107

Category: Architecture, Modern

Page: 400

View: 347

Categories: Architecture, Modern

Visions of Suburbia

Visions of Suburbia

Visions of Suburbia considers this emergent architectural space, this set of values and this way of life. The contributors address suburbia and the suburban from the point of view of its production, its consumption and its representation.

Author: Roger Silverstone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135094553

Category: Art

Page: 328

View: 922

Suburbia. Tupperware, television, bungalows and respectable front lawns. Always instantly recognisable though never entirely familiar. The tight semi-detached estates of thirties Britain and the infenced and functional tract housing of middle America. The elegant villas of Victorian London and the clapboard and brick of fifties Sydney. Architecture and landscapes may vary from one suburban scene to another, but the suburb is the embodiment of the same desire; to create for middle class middle cultures, middle spaces in middle America, Britain and Australia. Visions of Suburbia considers this emergent architectural space, this set of values and this way of life. The contributors address suburbia and the suburban from the point of view of its production, its consumption and its representation. Placing suburbia centre stage, each essay examines what it is that makes suburbia so distinctive and what it is that has made suburbia so central to contemporary culture. _
Categories: Art

Sprawl and Suburbia

Sprawl and Suburbia

'Sprawl and Suburbia' brings together some of the foremost thinkers in the field to present in-depth diagnosis and critical analysis of the physical and social realities of exurban sprawl.

Author: William S. Saunders

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816647542

Category: Architecture

Page: 132

View: 854

'Sprawl and Suburbia' brings together some of the foremost thinkers in the field to present in-depth diagnosis and critical analysis of the physical and social realities of exurban sprawl.
Categories: Architecture

Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture

Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture

From this point of view , John Archer's Architecture and Suburbia , was both
disappointing and a pleasure . John Archer's work will be familiar to readers of
this journal . He has already written about eighteenth - century British domestic ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D02684584L

Category: Vernacular architecture

Page:

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Papers presented at various meetings of the forum.
Categories: Vernacular architecture