Man-Made America: Chaos or Control – An Inquiry into Selected Problems of Design in the Urbanized Landscape (Yale University Press, 1963), co-authored by Christopher Tunnard and Boris Pushkarev, gives a critical account of American town planning and the rising concerns of the aesthetics and environmental quality of rapidly growing urban regions.
Persuaded that America is in danger of becoming a wasteland of “amorphous and sprawling regions of quasi-urban settlement,” as Otis Dudley Duncan has described it, responsible citizens and professional groups have long sought for reasonable solutions based on a realistic appraisal of the problems. In a seven-part volume of major significance, the authors have examined the landscape of mid-century America, with particular attention to the vast urban-rural fringe areas spreading between cities. As a solution they offer the possibility of control through design of the artifacts with which man shapes his environment.
– Christopher Tunnard and Boris Pushkarev, Man-Made America: Chaos or Control – An Inquiry into Selected Problems of Design in the Urbanized Landscape (Yale University Press, 1963), excerpt from the book description
The text is in English. The book is illustrated with black-and-white photographs and other visual material.
Our copy in stock is still in relatively good condition. The pages are clean, no markings. There is some toning on the edges of the pages. The glueing of the binding is still fine. The covers show signs of edge wear, shelf wear, use, and exposure to light.