Home from Nowhere
Remaking Our Everyday World for the 21st Century
ISBN10: 0684837374 ISBN13: 9780684837376 Publisher: Simon & Schuster (Sd) Published: Mar 1 1998 Pages: 318 Weight: 0.75lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 5.75" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
In his landmark book The Geography of Nowhere James Howard Kunstler visited the "tragic sprawlscape of cartoon architecture, junked cities, and ravaged countryside" America had become and declared that the deteriorating environment was not merely a symptom of a troubled culture, but one of the primary causes of our discontent.
In Home from Nowhere Kunstler not only shows that the original American Dream -- the desire for peaceful, pleasant places in which to work and live -- still has a strong hold on our imaginations, but also offers innovative, eminently practical ways to make that dream a reality. Citing examples from around the country, he calls for the restoration of traditional architecture, the introduction of enduring design principles in urban planning, and the development of public spaces that acknowledge our need to interact comfortable with one another.