The Resource Designing the dream in postwar American suburbia, by Ashton Oltmanns

Designing the dream in postwar American suburbia, by Ashton Oltmanns

Label
Designing the dream in postwar American suburbia
Title
Designing the dream in postwar American suburbia
Statement of responsibility
by Ashton Oltmanns
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Contributor
Author
Thesis advisor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The American suburban landscape is intrinsically intertwined with our national identity. As a symbol of expansion, safety, success and the "American Dream", our suburban landscape has provided us with a housing system that is affordable in its anonymity from "sea to shining sea". While often the topic of debate on its socio-- cultural successes and pitfalls, the images of suburbia are forever marked on our young nation's history. Understanding this history, however, is a multi-dimensional task that forces us to examine our suburban landscape as a piece of our unique visual and material culture. As quoted above, Nancy Stahl's poignant reflection asks of us what does our modern artifacts reveal about ourselves, and perhaps, our values and lifestyles. The intention of this research is not to critique, but rather, historically document the contents of our suburban material culture, and understand how we translated our intangible societal norms into palpable architectural design. Clyde Kluckhohn, an anthropologist, describes culture as "a set of looking glasses that strongly influence what we see taking place before us" (1949). By examining suburban home design and its importance in media as a piece of visual culture, the goal of the study is to assess cultural desires and commodification of the post war residential landscape
Cataloging source
MUU
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Oltmanns, Ashton
Degree
M.S.
Dissertation note
Thesis
Dissertation year
2014.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Schwarz, Benyamin
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  • Suburbanites
  • Suburbs
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Periodicals
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Designing the dream in postwar American suburbia, by Ashton Oltmanns
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Publication
Note
  • "To execute the analysis of the suburbia, the magazine Better Homes and & Gardens, House Beautiful, Life and Time were gathered and examined for their content regarding house and home during the 10 years immediately following the conclusion of World War II. Articles, images and advertisements were all examined and subsequently categorized by their content and choice of suburban architectural subject."--Page 6
  • "July 2014."
  • "A Theis presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri--Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Science."
  • Thesis supervisor: Dr. Benyamin Schwarz
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 72-75)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
899273221
Extent
1 online resource (v, 75 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)899273221
Label
Designing the dream in postwar American suburbia, by Ashton Oltmanns
Publication
Note
  • "To execute the analysis of the suburbia, the magazine Better Homes and & Gardens, House Beautiful, Life and Time were gathered and examined for their content regarding house and home during the 10 years immediately following the conclusion of World War II. Articles, images and advertisements were all examined and subsequently categorized by their content and choice of suburban architectural subject."--Page 6
  • "July 2014."
  • "A Theis presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri--Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Science."
  • Thesis supervisor: Dr. Benyamin Schwarz
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 72-75)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
899273221
Extent
1 online resource (v, 75 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)899273221

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