Changing Suburbs: Foundation, Form and Function by Richard HarrisChanging Suburbs: Foundation, Form and Function by Richard Harris

Changing Suburbs: Foundation, Form and Function

EditorRichard Harris, Peter Larkham

Hardcover | August 3, 1999

Pricing and Purchase Info

$241.79 online 
$266.00 list price save 9%
Earn 1,209 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


The editors and contributors to this volume demonstrate how suburbs and the meaning of suburbanism change both with time and geographical location.
Here the disciplines of history, geography and sociology, together with subdisciplines as diverse as gender studies, art history and urban morphology, are brought together to reveal the nature of suburbia from the nineteenth century to the present day.
Richard Harris is author of several top-selling Hidden guides including "Hidden Cancun & the Yucatan"&"Hidden Colorado". He lives in Santa Fe, NM.
Title:Changing Suburbs: Foundation, Form and FunctionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.9 inPublished:August 3, 1999Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041922050X

ISBN - 13:9780419220503

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

Part 1. Early Twentieth Century Suburbs British Suburban Taste, 1880-1939. British 'Corporation Suburbia': The Changing Fortunes of Norris Green, Liverpool. England's Garden Suburbs: Development and Change. The Making of American Suburbs, 1900-1950s: A Re-Construction. Suburbs of Desire: Shaping the Suburban Landscape of Canadian Cities, c. 1900-1950. Running Rings Around the City: North American Industrial Suburbs, 1850-1950 Part 2: Later Twentieth Century Suburbs. What Women's Spaces? Women in Australian, British, Canadian and US Suburbs. 'Gloria Soame': The Spread of Suburbia in Post-war Australia. Making Edge City: Post Suburban Development and Life on the Frontier in Southern California. Understanding Suburbs as Historic Landscapes through Preservation. Conservation and Management in UK Suburbs.

From Our Editors

The growth of suburbia is an interesting phenomenon. Although it is often the subject of jokes, the suburbs are becoming more and more popular and growing populations will keep its popularity high. Changing Suburbs: Foundation, Form and Function is a survey of these areas in the United Kingdom, North America, Australia and South Africa. Readers learn the history of suburbia in this comparative and international study. This survey will be of interest to students and professionals in the fields of planning and urban design.  

Editorial Reviews

"The book is a welcome contribution to the historiography of the suburbs, as each chapter is strong and well-written.."
-"Planning Perspectives, 2000
"Changing suburbs is a thoughful and interesting collection that brings together a wide range of work on the form of ordinary suburbs.."
-"APA Journal, 2001