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Geography of Nowhere

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Oct. 28th, 2004 | 11:49 pm

I have to say that I really like Kunstler's book the geography of nowhere.

It makes it abundantly clear to me what is wrong with most American cities and towns. We have become so obsessed with the private sphere that we have allowed the public to be utterly devastated.

The end result of this is a complete lack of connection to a community around us, which is felt as a lack of home. In LA we've become a 13 million people all trapped in solitary confinement by our conveniences.

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her other side

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from: saltbox
date: Oct. 29th, 2004 06:49 am (UTC)
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I really liked Geography of Nowhere, too. But I once heard Kunstler speak, and he really hates piercings and hair-dyed kids (I forget how the topic came up), so that tainted him a little bit for me. Alas.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Oct. 29th, 2004 10:14 am (UTC)
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That kind of fits my model of him being a curmudgeonly old guy.

Considering how he seems to be orientated toward preferring the old, I wonder how he'd react to learning how prevalent genital and nipple piercing was in the Victoria period.

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her other side

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from: saltbox
date: Oct. 29th, 2004 10:52 am (UTC)
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he probably wouldn't be too keen on it. he is, as you'd guessed, pretty curdmugeonly. but i've heard he has a funny web page making fun of bad urban sites.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Oct. 29th, 2004 11:15 am (UTC)
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His site has the architectual eyesores in serial.

He's also got another curmudgeonly blog on the economic hoseage from peak oil

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adrienne

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from: sapience
date: Oct. 30th, 2004 01:45 pm (UTC)
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i believe we've already talked about the increasing isolation of our culture.

but, apropos of that and our conversation last night, i saw an ad for this in the LA Weekly: http://www.necrocomicon.com/

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