Front Yard America: The Evolution and Meanings of a Vernacular Domestic Landscape
Americans have a love-hate relationship with their front yards. Great care is lavished on keeping contiguous lawns neatly clipped and otherwise providing a public facade that is a respectable ornament to the neighborhood. A multi-billion dollar industry supports their efforts. On the other hand, the American front yard has endured onslaughts from a multitude of critics for a century, including landscape architects and designers, journalists, environmentalists and millions of weary homeowners.
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