City on a Hill: Urban Idealism in America from the Puritans to the Present
ISBN: 0674987993
EAN13: 9780674987999
Language: English
Pages: 464
Dimensions: 2.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 2.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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City on a Hill: Urban Idealism in America from the Puritans to the Present

Book Overview
From the pilgrims to Las Vegas, hippie communes to the smart city, utopianism has shaped American landscapes. The Puritan small town was the New Jerusalem. Thomas Jefferson dreamed of rational farm grids. Reformers tackled slums through crusades of civic architecture. To understand American space, Krieger looks to the drama of utopian ideals.