aConfessions in a Crown Vica is the story of professional displacement during the Great Recession, an Architect as Cab driver, while seeking Architecture work. It interviews Paolo Soleri the visionary Urban design architect, and the traffic engineer, Louis Lagomarsino, for Phoenixas highways, and the authoras passengersa marginalization for their lack of a car. Itas a journey through an Architectas life, beginning with schooling, travels, design, internship, and practices in many genres of clientele from private to public projects for the U.S.P.S., U.S.A.F., and the U.S.A.C.O.E. It takes us through different cities and urban configurations. But most of all it takes us through historyas cycles of political change, the semantics of their origins, the delivery of designs, and the affects of expansion and colonialist attitudes in America. Itas a critique of Urban Sprawl, and the irrationality of relying on housing starts to determine a healthy economy. It examines Keynesian versus Classical economics, comparing them with the events of the last aAmericana century. He illuminates the American Dreamas unsustainable promise to even its poorest citizens, considering whether we can still re-materialize that dream out of its current mythological existence. Is this dream for everyone? Can we grow a culture based on the automobile and a limited fossil fuel economy? It challenges this dreamas configuration, while placing a heavy burden of responsibility for our economic demise on its mythical component, the greed that drove it, and the Sprawl that has burdened it. www.confessionsinacrownvicbook.comAtthis point, he wasasked to take a breathalyzer test. He did not test above the legallimit but was barely detectable. ... everyfourto five years, orat least spend alot to maintain your car, and then whenyou would like entertainment, it costs you anbsp;...
|Title||:||Confessions In A Crown Vic|
|Publisher||:||Xlibris Corporation - 2012-12-10|