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Designing the Yard

Designing the Yard

Gardens, Property, and Landscape

(p.262) (p.263) 8 Designing the Yard
Little White Houses
Dianne Harris
University of Minnesota Press

By examining specific aspects that include lawns, fences, and indoor/outdoor design, this chapter studies ordinary postwar yards/gardens as domestic spaces that equally contributed, but in unique ways, to the formation and affirmation of widely held notions about the rightful owners of ordinary postwar houses.

Keywords:   Mid-century U.S. History, Postwar Houses, Postwar Design, Race, Class, Whiteness, Material Culture, Television, Spatial Rhetoric, Visual Rhetoric

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