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Retro Fitting In, Nartano Lim Oct 2005

Retro Fitting In, Nartano Lim

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Consumer culture has become a driving force within western society through the rise of expendable goods and the lower costs of manufacturing. The "good life" has now been made available to a much greater portion of society and as a result, possessions as signifiers of status have lost much of their exclusivity, but none of its effectiveness. How does one assert individuality by the products they choose?

A primary driving force of consumer culture is that goods have a designated obsolescence that is perhaps only surpassed by the users desire for something new sooner. This rapid rate of replacement is ...


A Pocket Guide To Housing Of The Udc: The New York State Urban Development Corporation 1968-1975, Elizabeth Kamell, Christopher Hayner, Aaron Hernon, Kristen Wisniewski Jun 2005

A Pocket Guide To Housing Of The Udc: The New York State Urban Development Corporation 1968-1975, Elizabeth Kamell, Christopher Hayner, Aaron Hernon, Kristen Wisniewski

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This guide is exclusively dedicated to the housing production of the UDC, both planned and projected during its short life from 1968 - 1975. The guide is organized in three parts: a map that locates projects throughout New York State and New York City, detailed descriptions of selected projects, and a database that lists most, if not all of the UDC housing projects, including those not represented by image and text in the project summaries.

It is the intent of this guide to provide basic statistical information and to locate housing projects so that anyone may visit the projects and compare ...