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The Resource Magnetic Los Angeles : planning the twentieth-century metropolis, Greg Hise

Magnetic Los Angeles : planning the twentieth-century metropolis, Greg Hise

Label
Magnetic Los Angeles : planning the twentieth-century metropolis
Title
Magnetic Los Angeles
Title remainder
planning the twentieth-century metropolis
Statement of responsibility
Greg Hise
Title variation
Los Angeles
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Suburban development is often considered synonymous with enhanced personal mobility, single-family housing, and life cycle homogeneity. According to this view, individual suburbs are residence-only enclaves, isolated commuter-sheds for a managerial and mercantile elite. Magnetic Los Angeles challenges this common vision of the expanding, twentieth-century city as the sprawling product of dispersion without planning, lacking any discernable order
  • Greg Hise argues that the twentieth-century metropolitan region is the product of conscious planning - by policy makers, industrialists, design professionals, community builders, and homebuyers - in direct response to political and economic conditions of the 1920s and the Depression, the defense emergency, and the immediate postwar years
  • The book has three aims. First, it places the history of city building in southern California in a national context. Second, it explains the changing form of American cities during the twentieth-century using Los Angeles as a primary case study. Where other accounts focus exclusively on housing and home building, this book reveals a major rearrangement of urban functions and the concomitant dispersion of industry and commerce. The third, most ambitious, intention is to uncover and interpret the imaginative structures residents and scholars have devised for understanding American cities and thereby contribute to a reframing of current debates in urban theory
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Hise, Greg
Dewey number
307.1/216/0979494
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT394.L67
LC item number
H57 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Center for American Places
Series statement
Creating the North American landscape
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Regional planning
  • Land use
Label
Magnetic Los Angeles : planning the twentieth-century metropolis, Greg Hise
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published in cooperation with the Center for American Places, Harrisonburg, Virginia"--P. [iii]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Suburbanization as Urbanization
  • Modern Community Planning
  • The Minimum House
  • Model Communities for Migrant Workers
  • The Airplane and the Garden City
  • Kaiser Community Homes
  • "Building a City Where a City Belongs."
Control code
36011676
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 294 pages
Isbn
9780801855436
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96050423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Magnetic Los Angeles : planning the twentieth-century metropolis, Greg Hise
Publication
Note
"Published in cooperation with the Center for American Places, Harrisonburg, Virginia"--P. [iii]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Suburbanization as Urbanization
  • Modern Community Planning
  • The Minimum House
  • Model Communities for Migrant Workers
  • The Airplane and the Garden City
  • Kaiser Community Homes
  • "Building a City Where a City Belongs."
Control code
36011676
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 294 pages
Isbn
9780801855436
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96050423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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