April Book Club: Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern
by Andrew Needham
Between 1940 and 1980, Phoenix grew from a small, agricultural city of 65,000 to metropolis of 1.5 million. By the 80s five coal-burning power plants surrounded the Navajo reservation, generating electricity for export to Phoenix, Los Angeles, and other cities. Exploring the postwar developments of these two very different landscapes, Power Lines tells the story of the far-reaching environmental and social inequalities of metropolitan growth, and the roots of the contemporary coal-fueled climate change crisis.
The Taliesin West Book Club explores a range of texts and topics. Join fellow literary and design enthusiasts as you dive into engaging conversations about each book and connect it to different architectural spaces found on Taliesin West’s expansive grounds.
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