11.17.2009

suburban aesthetics


House in El Pedregal (1951). Photo by Eliot Elisofon


Despite the historical persistence and consistency of critiques such as these, mocking uniformity, sneering at shoddy construction, and decrying the absence of taste (or worse), a substantive history of suburban aesthetics—the criteria according to which society has judged the design and appearance of suburban dwellings and landscapes—remains to be written.


John Archer, "Suburban Aesthetics is Not an Oxymoron"

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