What are the rituals and customs of the contemporary suburb? Is it possible to describe suburban culture without relying on typical urban comparisons? How is suburban culture changing as a result of being plugged into a global market of expanding proportions?
Suburban Discipline, the second book (after "Mortal City") in our series from StoreFront for Art and Architecture, answers these questions through a series of critical essays. Keller Easterling, a professor of architecture at Columbia University and co-author of "Seaside", contributes an essay on the Appalachian Trail. Hannia Gmez, architecture critic for El Nacional in Caracas, provides a study on the Hanging Suburbs of Caracas. Also included is a photo-essay on Rem Koolhaas's Lille project.