The History of the 'Metaplace'

An editorial on how Disneyland has influenced our notions of how towns should look.

"Americans wanted life to imitate art. Historic districts came to be governed by ahistorical design standards requiring tasteful, itty-bitty signs and "compatible" architecture. New subdivisions were born with their own elaborate guarantees of uniformity in design, landscaping and economic status."

Thanks to Brenda Meyer

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