A grad school side note: last night I was definitely dreaming of American architecture. Actually, I’m pretty sure that I was dreaming of studying American architecture. Not exactly a dream, not exactly a nightmare, but I did want some peace from studying! It’s midterm season!
Has anyone read Architecture and the Dream by Craig Whitaker (Three Rivers Press, 1998)?
It looks like a good read, and received favorable reviews. This New York University professor is also a planner and a landscape architect. The book analyzes American ideals and the built environment. It seems like it’d be right up the alley of Diners, Bowling Alleys, and Trailers Park: Chasing the American Dream in Postwar Consumer Culture by Andrew Hurley, which happens to be one of my all-time favorites. (And it seems way less frightening than dreaming about architecture.)