Home from Nowhere (Paperback)

Remaking Our Everyday World for the 21st Century

By James Howard Kunstler

Free Press, 9780684837376, 320pp.

Publication Date: March 26, 1998

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Description

In his landmark book The Geography of Nowhere James Howard Kunstler visited the tragic sprawlscape of cartoon architecture, junked cities, and ravaged countryside America had become and declared that the deteriorating environment was not merely a symptom of a troubled culture, but one of the primary causes of our discontent.
In Home from Nowhere Kunstler not only shows that the original American Dream -- the desire for peaceful, pleasant places in which to work and live -- still has a strong hold on our imaginations, but also offers innovative, eminently practical ways to make that dream a reality. Citing examples from around the country, he calls for the restoration of traditional architecture, the introduction of enduring design principles in urban planning, and the development of public spaces that acknowledge our need to interact comfortable with one another.


About the Author

James Howard Kunstler is a frequent contributor to the New York Times Magazine and is the author of eight novels. He now lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.


Praise For Home from Nowhere: Remaking Our Everyday World for the 21st Century

Keith Schneider
Detroit Free Press

No one is writing more clearly and ardently about living in America's soul-numbing human habitats and suffering its dreadful consequences.


Bruce Oren
Houston Chronicle

Kunstler makes a persuasive argument for massive change in how we live and lays out the problems that must be overcome.


Mike Weilbacher
The Philadelphia Inquirer

A deliciously wicked over-the-top nonfiction romp across the tortured terrain of suburban America. This book is a wonderful whack-on-the-side-of-the-head to an increasingly complacent country bent on turning everywhere into Nowhere.