Mobile Homes 1975-1976

by John schott




Mobile Homes 1975-1976 by John Schott. This is number 261 from an edition of 350 signed numbered slipcased copies. signed by John Schott to a label tipped in to the back cover. No markings, the book is in new condition. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Mobile Homes 1975-1976

“Encountering the American west for the first time in the early 1970s. Firstly, I became fascinated with the landscapes and iconography of mobile homes. In a previous century Americans migrated west in Prairie Schooners to become farmers or shopkeepers. After the Second World War they continued this ‘Westward Ho!’. But now in commercially-fabricated mobile homes, often to retirement. These new pioneers clustered in communities that then transformed the western landscape. Its built environment through a new architecture of mobility.

Mobile home manufacturers produce a range of styles with architectural references that animate cultural aspirations. Or memories of home and community left behind. After choosing a basic style, new owners make individual touches to the exterior. As well as the lawn that transform the generic into the personal. Viewed from a surrounding hillside, mobile home parks look like arabesques of uniform aluminum boxes. On close observation, however, they reveal a rich flora and fauna of personal expression and longing for both individuality and community.” – John Schott, from the Preface.

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