Nathan, this one is for you:
(and i wonder if you are familiar with this book)
Again mentioning books I haven't read, but would love to, one of these days...
In It Christopher Tunnard and Boris Pushkarev argued that the built environment must be planned everywhere. Whereas the authors eschewed stylistic analysis and stressed newly emerging elements like freeways and subdivisions, they still hoped to aestheticize the landscape according to customary notions of order and beauty.
here's a review on the book:
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