You are reading an article printed from Places, the journal of public scholarship on architecture, landscape, and urbanism. Read more at placesjournal.org.
Places is pleased to collaborate with authors and publishers to offer substantial excerpts of notable new books.
Geography is getting stranger: the map is breaking up. Now we need to attend to the unnatural places, the escape zones and gap spaces, sites of bewilderment and unease.
Forget his reputation as a nature writer. Henry David Thoreau was also a highly trained, well regarded, disciplined though eccentric land surveyor.
Chicago has demolished its high-rise public housing projects and replaced them with mixed-income, new urbanist style communities. But where have the displaced tenants gone?
An architectural historian examines the extraordinary career of a pioneering woman architect, who started her career in the Oak Park studio of Frank Lloyd Wright.