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Bourgeois Utopias: The Rise And Fall Of Suburbia

Bourgeois Utopias: The Rise And Fall Of Suburbia
Author: Robert Fishman
ISBN 13: 9780465007479
ISBN 10: 465007473
Edition: 3.1.1989
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Date: 1989-03-31
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $19.50

A noted urban historian traces the story of the suburb from its origins in nineteenth-century London to its twentieth-century demise in decentralized cities like Los Angeles.

Publishers Weekly

Unlike the pre-modern city, where workplaces and residences were integrated, suburbia, as this ``searching study'' reveals, is a middle-class invention. In tracing suburban history, Fishman ``makes us keenly aware that modern, class-segregated suburbs represent a total transformation of urban values,'' reported PW. (Mar.)