Hobgoblin in Suburbia

Hobgoblin in Suburbia - " Hobgoblin in Suburbia"...

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"Hobgoblin in Suburbia" - John R. Stilgoe Tuesday, November 16, 2010 2:04 PM Thesis: The landscape texture of suburban living is rooted in people's efforts to create a personal genius loci at a local scale What is genius loci? o Places have a distinctive character that is intrinsic to it o Ex. Library - sense of quiet, studiousness Designed to let you sense the place, know what the place is offering you in terms of its character o The feeling is related to the place What are its cultural origins? o Stories of the feelings associated with different places o Things that couldn’t be explained otherwise We create explanations for inexplicable things in the world Draw on tradition, or just make it up o Genius loci is the spirits that are associated with a particular place in a particular way Live in these places and make their presence felt How were these early beliefs demonstrated on the landscape? o
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