Reading List

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Magdalena Aravena

University of California, Davis

Residential Landscapes


  • Online

    Discovering Irvine

    Places Journal

    The midcentury master plan of Irvine, California, was not so much a radical alternative to suburban design as a boldly rationalized refinement.

  • Online

    Tony Smith and the Suburban Sublime

    Places Journal

    A minimalist’s epiphany on the New Jersey Turnpike. What can we learn about suburbia from avant-garde art?

  • Online

    Beautiful and Terrible: Aerial Views of Suburbia

    Places Journal

    Aerial photographs of the postwar suburban boom in Lakewood, California, were out of date as soon as the prints were dry, but the anxieties they evoked became timeless.

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