Books > Hot New Releases > Crafts, Hobbies & Home

Price: $40.00

(as of 2012-10-07 00:40:46 PST)

Usually ships in 24 hours

Crafts, Hobbies & Home

Released: 2012-10-16

Buying Choices

24 new from $35.05
4 used from $32.83

(as of 2012-10-07 00:40:46 PST)

High Life: Condo Living in the Suburban Century by Matthew Lasner


Today, one in five homeowners in American cities and suburbs lives in a multifamily home rather than a single-family dwelling. As the American dream evolves, precipitated by declining real estate prices and a renewed interest in city living, many predict that condos will become the predominant form of housing in the 21st century. In this unprecedented study Matthew Gordon Lasner explores the history of co-owned multifamily housing in the United States, from New York City's first co-op, in 1881, to contemporary condo and townhouse complexes coast to coast. Lasner explains the complicated social, economic, and political factors that have increased demand for this way of living, situating the trend within the larger housing market and broad shifts in residential architecture. He contrasts the prevalence and popularity of condos, townhouses, and other privately governed communities with their ambiguous economic, legal, and social standing, as well as their striking absence from urban and architectural history.

Check All OffersAdd to Wish ListCustomer ReviewsTrade-In List

Book Details

Author: Matthew LasnerPublisher: Yale University Pr..Binding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: 336

Similar Books

The Transatlantic Collapse of Urban Renewal: Postwar Urbanism from New York to Berlin (Historical Stud..
Reconsidering Jane Jacobs
The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn: Gentrification and the Search for Authenticity in Postwar New Yo..
Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places


Become a fan of My Topseller Ebooks on Facebook for the inside scoop on latest and most exclusive books.