The author of the bestselling book "The Plantagenets" picks up the story of the English crown where his last book left off. It describes how the longest-reigning British royal family tore itself apart and was replaced by the Tudors.
"Suburban sprawl" — we all know it when we see it, but we don’t always have the words to talk about it. Architecture professor Dolores Hayden explains some of the terms that have been coined by designers and planners to describe new patterns in housing and retail development all over America. We’ll learn how to tell a "boomburb" from a "zoomburb," and "litter on a stick" from a "pork chop lot."
- Dolores Hayden professor of architecture and American Studies at Yale University. She is also author of "The Power of Place," "Urban Landscapes as Public History," and "Building Suburbia."
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