Book Review: Field Guide To Sprawl (De-Metaefficient)

4247859.jpegWho would have thought sprawl could be so entertaining?

I guess its the combination of Dolores Hayden’s extensive collection of sprawl coinages and the aerial photography by Jim Wark that makes this book an intriguing coffetable read.

By glancing through the pages you see examples of curious sprawl phenomena such as “Pork Chop Lots”, “Boomburb”, “LULUs” and “Clustered Worlds”.

This book offers a perspective on the U.S. landscape that I have not seen before, even while flying over cities. The photographer Jim Wark has obviously done extensive low-level flights to capture these images.

Image of Sprawl

Available from: Amazon ($15.72)

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