Friday, March 8, 2019
A Remedy For Rootlessness Of Modern Suburban Life
According to Karl Zinsmeister of The American Enterprise, he said that suburban areaia is actually a fairly radical social experimentthe disappearance of family snip, the weakening of generational skillsthe anonymity of community life, the rise of radical feminism, the decline of civic action, the bossy dominance of TV and pop culture over leisure time (Silverman and Rader 225).I think this comment about the suburban life panache is a crude description of the life in the suburban area. Also, the author made inconclusive generalizations that were based on his own opinions and observations which are considered forms of discrimination, exaggeration and stereotype. These illustrations about the suburb and its residents were probably derived from a few peoples point of view.Kenneth Frampton, an architecture professor at Columbia University, said that Whats upsetting is that the imagery of urbanism is so retrograde ( Silverman and Rader 227).In this description by Frampton, I agree b y what he said that the style of urbanism is simply a revival of past architectural designs. In addition, the untried look of urbanism is merely a reintroduction of an old style with only a few modifications.More so, it contradicts the essence of urbanism which is supposed to denote freshness or institution and not renewal or rebirth of a previous architectural style.Meanwhile,Alex Krieger, professor of urban design at Harvard University, have said commented on urban development and said that, Its a decorative gate entirely it evokes the same associations as the real gate. Its a subtle for of Keep Out ( Silverman and Rader 228).Urbanism is mean to be availed by common residents of a suburban area. However, due to rough developments by private organizations, urban towns or neighborhoods have become sole(prenominal) areas which ironically only caters to the preferences of only the privileged.Works CitedSilverman, Jonathan and Rader, Dean. The World is a Text The Writing, Reading , and persuasion About Culture and Its Contexts (2nd Edition). New Jersey Prentice Hall, 2005.