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Dispersed City of the Plains


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Dispersed City of the Plains by Harris Stone
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An examination of town building in the Great Plains. Form and consequences of inhabitation of the plains landscape are explored, from the rural roads and farms to industrial parks. Main Street, once a humble commercial lane, now extends to an international airport. Here, Stone argues, the formation of towns has been based largely on the play of economic forces, without sentiment or prior attachment to place. In envisioning humane and rational improvements, he suggests that the older notions of sentiment be left behind in order to come to terms with the unfolding realities of the dispersed city.

Author Biography

Harris Stone was professor of architecture at the School of Architecture and Urban Design, University of Kansas until his death in 1995.
Release date NZ
May 7th, 1999
Country of Publication
United States
Monthly Review Press,U.S.
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