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Changing Suburbs : Foundation, Form and Function - Richard A. Harris

Changing Suburbs

Foundation, Form and Function

By: Richard A. Harris (Editor), Peter Larkham (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 24th June 1999
ISBN: 9780419220503
Number Of Pages: 296

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The editors and contributors to this volume demonstrate how suburbs and the meaning of suburbanism change both with time and geographical location.
Here the disciplines of history, geography and sociology, together with subdisciplines as diverse as gender studies, art history and urban morphology, are brought together to reveal the nature of suburbia from the nineteenth century to the present day.

"The book is a welcome contribution to the historiography of the suburbs, as each chapter is strong and well-written.." -"Planning Perspectives, 2000 "Changing suburbs is a thoughful and interesting collection that brings together a wide range of work on the form of ordinary suburbs.." -"APA Journal, 2001

Contributors
Preface
Suburban Foundation, Form and Functionp. 1
early twentieth-century suburbs
British Suburban Taste, 1880-1939p. 32
British 'Corporation Suburbia': The Changing Fortunes of Norris Green, Liverpoolp. 56
England's Garden Suburbs: Development and Changep. 76
The Making of American Suburbs, 1900-1950s: A Reconstructionp. 91
Suburbs of Desire: The Suburban Landscape of Canadian Cities, c.1900-1950p. 111
Running Rings Around the City: North American Industrial Suburbs, 1850-1950p. 146
later twentieth-century suburbs
What Women's Spaces? Women in Australian, British, Canadian and US Suburbsp. 168
'Gloria Soame': The Spread of Suburbia in Post-War Australiap. 187
Making Edge City: Post-Suburban Development and Life on the Frontier in Southern Californiap. 202
Understanding Suburbs as Historic Landscapes through Preservationp. 222
Conservation and Management in UK Suburbsp. 239
Indexp. 269
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ISBN: 9780419220503
ISBN-10: 041922050X
Series: Studies in History, Planning, and the Environment
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 24th June 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1