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The New Urbanism: Toward an Architecture of Community
The New Urbanism
Toward an Architecture of Community
Hardcover      ISBN: 0070338892
The move to liveable communities--ideal ``small towns'' and neighborhoods where people work, live, play, and walk from place to place--is on. Profit from what a visionary group of architects leading this movement has learned about designing new ``small towns'' in Peter Katz's The New Urbanism. You'll discover the amazing potential for this kind of work as well as case studies, site plans, project analyses, and 180 beautiful photographs. This unique reference also tackles--and answers--the critical issues of crime, health, traffic, environmental degradation, and economic vitality and opens a startling window on the look and feel of future communities. Every designer can profit from this guide to building the utopias of tomorrow--today!

The Sphinx in the City: Urban Life, the Control of Disorder, and Women
The Sphinx in the City
Urban Life, the Control of Disorder, and Women
Paperback      ISBN: 0520078640
Elizabeth Wilson's elegant, provocative, and scholarly study uses fiction, essays, film, and art, as well as history and sociology, to look at some of the world's greatest cities—London, Paris, Moscow, New York, Chicago, Lusaka, and São Paulo—and presents a powerful critique of utopian planning, anti-urbanism, postmodernism, and traditional architecture. For women the city offers freedom, including sexual freedom, but also new dangers. Planners and reformers have repeatedly attempted to regulate women—and the working class and ethnic minorities—by means of grandiose, utopian plans, nearly destroying the richness of urban culture. City centers have become uninhabited business districts, the countryside suburbanized. There is danger without pleasure, consumerism without choice, safety without stimulation. What is needed is a new understanding of city life and Wilson gives us an intriguing introduction to what this might be.
The Psychedelic Reader: Selected from the Psychedelic Review
The Psychedelic Reader
Selected from the Psychedelic Review
Paperback      ISBN: 0806514515
The Next American Metropolis: Ecology, Community, and the American Dream
The Next American Metropolis
Ecology, Community, and the American Dream
Paperback      ISBN: 1878271687
Regarding issues of urban sprawl Visit Sprawl Net, at Rice University. It's under construction, but it should be an interesting resource. Check out the traffic in the land of commuting. And, finally, enjoy Los Angeles: Revisiting the Four Ecologies.
The History of Sexuality: An Introduction
The History of Sexuality
An Introduction
Paperback      ISBN: 0679724699
The author turns his attention to sex and the reasons why we are driven constantly to analyze and discuss it. An iconoclastic explanation of modern sexual history.
Clabbered Dirt, Sweet Grass
Clabbered Dirt, Sweet Grass
Paperback      ISBN: 0156000520
The author shares his memories of growing up on a farm and looks at the hard life of farming through each of the four seasons
In Their Own Words: Letters from Norwegian Immigrants
In Their Own Words
Letters from Norwegian Immigrants
Paperback      ISBN: 0816618593
These translations of letters home by nine Norwegian immigrants detail their perception of America and their adjustment to its lifestyle between 1870 and 1945
The Electronic Eye: The Rise of Surveillance Society
The Electronic Eye
The Rise of Surveillance Society
Paperback      ISBN: 0816625158
Examines the mediated nature of modern society, in which every transaction, phone call, vote, border crossing, and application registers into some computer
Memories, Dreams, Reflections
Memories, Dreams, Reflections
Paperback      ISBN: 0679723951
The Swiss psychologists shares the visions, inner experiences, and dreams that have shaped his work and thought
A History of Private Life: Riddles of Identity in Modern Times
A History of Private Life
Riddles of Identity in Modern Times
Hardcover      ISBN: 067439979x