TITLE: Consuming Landscapes: Parkways in Germany and the United States, 1920-1970
SPEAKER: Tom Zeller
EVENT DATE: 2008/01/23
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 42 minutes
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One of the earliest environmental repercussions of the 20th century's car culture were new roads celebrating landscape. In a seemingly paradoxical fashion, a new technology was used to embellish nature. This talk explores the way roads have been redesigned for the automobile as parkways since the 1920s in the United States and Germany, what meanings they acquired and how drivers and passengers experienced them.
Speaker Biography: Kluge Fellow Tom Zeller is from the University of Maryland.