The construction of a fantasy that was sold, consumed and projected out from Florida.
Turning on the Fantasy Fountain
As water became abstracted from the landscape, so did the imagination. How the Los Angeles Aqueduct made Hollywood.
Hating Bourbon Street
A geographer upbraids the Bourbon Street haters and scrutinizes the politics of authenticity in New Orleans.
Visting the boyhood homes of Mark Twain and Walt Disney, an architectural historian finds a mix of fact, fantasy, and commercial exploitation.
Havana: Nostalgia Is a Dangerous Business
A New York architect critiques the recent literature on Havana architecture and urbanism, which strongly influences U.S. impressions, given the longstanding travel ban.
Size Matters: Small Towns with Big Things
An expansive look at largeness, from the Burj Khalifa to the world’s biggest ball of twine.
The Essential Indifference of American Suburban Housing
A British architect offers a close reading of American suburbia, where mass production meets the myth of the frontier.