Designing America's Waste Landscapes

Designing America's Waste Landscapes

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landscape architect and scholar Mira Engler takes a close look at the landfills, recycling and waste transfer centers, and sewage treatment plants that accommodate and redistribute the by-products of consumption. For Engler, waste is not only a pervasive, essential, and constructive process of civilization; it is a key element in the way we consider, order, and shape our landscape.The social historian Susan Strasser tells us that aquot;Neither Sears nor Montgomery Ward carried any household products designed and ... In the following decades, books and magazines began publishing specific, practical instructions for dealing with domestic waste. In The ... She advised, aquot;For those who have coal stoves or furnaces the simplest plan of garbage disposal is to burn it upaquot; (Child 1925, 171).

Title:Designing America's Waste Landscapes
Author:Mira Engler
Publisher:JHU Press - 2004-04-26


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