This paintings goals to spot the actual ugliness that defines and homogenizes America's towns, suburbs and nation-state. Believing that winning checks of the yank panorama are insufficient and injudicious, the writer calls into query the traditional knowledge of environmentalists, city planners, and designers alike. during this exam of what he sees because the ugliness that's the American client society, he argues that our aesthetic may be absolutely understood in basic terms through explorers of the metaphoric surroundings.
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