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By registering their subjects in an identical framework, with similar poses and a strictly observed dress code, Versluis and Uyttenbroek provide an almost scientific, anthropological record of people's attempts to distinguish themselves from others by assuming a group identity. The apparent contradiction between individuality and uniformity is, however, taken to such extremes in their arresting objective-looking photographic viewpoint...
 anthropology urban uniformity individuality
Detroit, the very symbol of American industrial might for most of the 20th century, is drawing up a radical renewal plan that calls for turning large swaths of this now-blighted, rusted-out city back into the fields and farmland that existed before the automobile.

2010-03-09

 depression Detroit car agriculture environment urban
Smaller, more nimble urban regions promise a better life than the congested megalopolis.

2010-11-26

 city urban efficiency life traffic jam future