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dc.contributor.advisorSchwarz, Benyamineng
dc.contributor.authorOltmanns, Ashtoneng
dc.coverage.spatialUnited Stateseng
dc.coverage.temporal1900-1999eng
dc.date.issued2014eng
dc.date.submitted2014 Summereng
dc.description"July 2014."eng
dc.descriptionThesis supervisor: Dr. Benyamin Schwarz.eng
dc.description.abstractThe American suburban landscape is intrinsically intertwined with our national identity. As a symbol of expansion, safety, success and the "American Dream", our suburban landscape has provided us with a housing system that is affordable in its anonymity from "sea to shining sea". While often the topic of debate on its socio-- cultural successes and pitfalls, the images of suburbia are forever marked on our young nation's history. Understanding this history, however, is a multi-dimensional task that forces us to examine our suburban landscape as a piece of our unique visual and material culture. As quoted above, Nancy Stahl's poignant reflection asks of us what does our modern artifacts reveal about ourselves, and perhaps, our values and lifestyles. The intention of this research is not to critique, but rather, historically document the contents of our suburban material culture, and understand how we translated our intangible societal norms into palpable architectural design. Clyde Kluckhohn, an anthropologist, describes culture as "a set of looking glasses that strongly influence what we see taking place before us" (1949). By examining suburban home design and its importance in media as a piece of visual culture, the goal of the study is to assess cultural desires and commodification of the post war residential landscape.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references (pages 72-75).eng
dc.format.extent1 online resource (v, 75 pages)eng
dc.identifier.merlinb106924412eng
dc.identifier.oclc899273221eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/44427
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/44427eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisher[University of Missouri--Columbia]eng
dc.subjectAuthor supplied: Suburbia, postwar America, residential architecture, history of Suburbia, postwar house design, home designeng
dc.subject.lcshSuburbanites -- Social life and customseng
dc.subject.lcshSuburbs -- Historyeng
dc.subject.lcshArchitecture, Domesticeng
dc.subject.lcshPeriodicalseng
dc.titleDesigning the dream in postwar American suburbiaeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectural studies (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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