Item Details

Indoor America: The Interior Landscape of Postwar Suburbia

Andrea Vesentini
Format
Book
Published
Charlottesville ; London : University of Virginia Press, 2018.
Language
English
Series
Midcentury : Architecture, Landscape, Urbanism, and Design
ISBN
9780813941585, 081394158X, 9780813941806 (ebook)
Summary
"Cars, single-family houses, fallout shelters, air-conditioned malls-- These are only some of the many interiors making up the landscape of American suburbia. Indoor America explores the history of suburbanization through the emergence of such spaces in the postwar years, ezamining their design, use, and representation. ... " -- Publisher's announcement.
Contents
  • Together and apart : encapsulation and the automobile
  • The house of anxiety : introversion in domestic design
  • The lump in the garden : the fallout shelter and the inhumation of everyday life
  • It's cool inside : advertising the social thermodynamics of air-conditioning
  • A vista of one's own : glass walls, picture windows, and the interiorization of the outdoors
  • From Southdale to the Axiom : design for a better outdoors inside the mall
  • Domocracy : the life and death of great indoor cities.
Description
xviii, [2], 321, [2] pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 x 18 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original yellow cloth; dust jacket. Gift of the University of Virginia Press, November, 2018.
Technical Details
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