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The Resource Main street revisited : time, space, and image building in small-town America, Richard V. Francaviglia ; foreword by Wayne Franklin

Main street revisited : time, space, and image building in small-town America, Richard V. Francaviglia ; foreword by Wayne Franklin

Label
Main street revisited : time, space, and image building in small-town America
Title
Main street revisited
Title remainder
time, space, and image building in small-town America
Statement of responsibility
Richard V. Francaviglia ; foreword by Wayne Franklin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Main Street has come to symbolize a place of honest aspirations and few pretenses, a place where economics, community pride, and entertainment generate an intuitive appreciation of the small town as a vital part of the American experience. As an archetype for an entire class of places, Main Street has become one of America's most popular and idealized images. In Main Street Revisited, the first book to place the design of small downtowns in spatial and chronological
  • context, Richard Francaviglia finds the sources of romanticized images of this archetype, including Walt Disney's Main Street USA, in towns as diverse as Marceline, Missouri, and Fort Collins, Colorado. Francaviglia interprets Main Street both as a real place and as an expression of collective assumptions, designs, and myths; his Main Streets are treasure troves of historic patterns. Using many historical and contemporary photographs and maps from his extensive fieldwork
  • and research, he reveals a rich regional pattern of small-town development that serves as the basis for American community design. He underscores the significance of time in the development of Main Street's distinctive personality, focuses on the importance of space in the creation of place, and concentrates on popular images that have enshrined Main Street in the collective American consciousness. As a historical geographer with a long-standing interest in American
  • popular culture, Francaviglia looks sympathetically but realistically at the ways in which Main Street's image developed and persists. He reaffirms that life can imitate art, that the cherished icons surrounding Main Street have become the substance of popular culture. Ultimately, his book is about the material culture that architects, town developers, and image makers have left us as their legacy. Seen through the lives of the visionaries who created them in their
  • search for the perfect community, Main Streets above all symbolize both individual and collective human energy and dreams
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Francaviglia, Richard V
Dewey number
307.76/2/0973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT167
LC item number
.F73 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The American land & life series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City planning
  • City planning
  • City planning
  • City and town life
  • City planning
Label
Main street revisited : time, space, and image building in small-town America, Richard V. Francaviglia ; foreword by Wayne Franklin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [207]-216) 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
Control code
33817947
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 224 pages
Isbn
9780877455431
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95047773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Main street revisited : time, space, and image building in small-town America, Richard V. Francaviglia ; foreword by Wayne Franklin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [207]-216) 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
Control code
33817947
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 224 pages
Isbn
9780877455431
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95047773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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