Second suburb: Levittown, Pennsylvania

| February 23, 2011

Title: Second suburb : Levittown, Pennsylvania
Editor: by Dianne Harris
Publisher: Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010
Check it out! F159.L6 S43 2010

From the publisher: Second Suburb uncovers the unique story of Levittown, Pennsylvania, and its significance to American social, architectural, environmental, and political history. Click here to read the introduction.

About the author: Dianne Harris is professor of landscape architecture, architecture, art history, and history at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of The Nature of Authority: Villa Culture, Landscape, and Representation in Eighteenth-Century Lombardy and Maybeck’s Landscapes: Drawing in Nature.

On the web:

“Looking at Levittown from inside and out, this collection illuminates the suburban condition in all of its complexity. By assembling multiple voices to tell the rich, conflicted, and often surprising story of this archetypical American place, Dianne Harris has made a major contribution to the growing field of suburban history.”—Margaret Crawford, University of California,  Berkeley

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