Driving Germany

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Illustrations
Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Introduction: Germany and its Autobahn
A growing overlap: history of technology and environmental history
Transportation history: the system of mobility

Chapter 2. Landscape: the Dual Construction
Physically altered landscapes
Culturally altered landscapes

Chapter 3. The Historical Habitat of Landscape-Friendly Roads
The autobahnen in environmental history
Building technological landscapes on the Rhine and Neckar
Reconciling nature and technology in the interwar period
Alwin Seifert and Fritz Todt: a biographic constellation

Chapter 4. Planning the Autobahn before and after 1933
The failed autobahn project of the interwar period
Building the Nazi autobahn
The place of the autobahn in the Nazi dictatorship
Propagandizing the Reichsautobahn
German Technology (Deutsche Technik) and the Reichsautobahn

Chapter 5. Conflicts over the Harmonious Road
Finding a niche for landscape architects
Searching for a job description
Pitting landscape architects against civil engineers
Marginalizing conservation and spatial planning on the autobahn
Legalizing the exclusion of conservation

Chapter 6. The Myth of the Green Autobahn
Road alignment as a subject of controversy
“One drives faster than I can write”: visual consumption on the Reichsautobahnen
The flora of the Nazi autobahn: contesting native plants
An ideology disintegrates: technology in the crisis of 1937
The value and cost of landscaping
The landscape advocates seek power beyond the autobahn

Chapter 7. Reinterpretations: the West German Autobahn, 1949 to 1970
Autobahnen and the politics of the Bonn Republic
Building a federal highway system
The postwar trust in numbers
“An autobahn is not a hiking path”: roadside plantings as safety devices
Roadside greenery as a bone of public contention

Chapter 8. Conclusion

Bibliography and Sources
Index

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  • Driving Germany
  • Illustrations
    Acknowledgments

    Chapter 1. Introduction: Germany and its Autobahn
    A growing overlap: history of technology and environmental history
    Transportation history: the system of mobility

    Chapter 2. Landscape: the Dual Construction
    Physically altered landscapes
    Culturally altered landscapes

    Chapter 3. The Historical Habitat of Landscape-Friendly Roads
    The autobahnen in environmental history
    Building technological landscapes on the Rhine and Neckar
    Reconciling nature and technology in the interwar period
    Alwin Seifert and Fritz Todt: a biographic constellation

    Chapter 4. Planning the Autobahn before and after 1933
    The failed autobahn project of the interwar period
    Building the Nazi autobahn
    The place of the autobahn in the Nazi dictatorship
    Propagandizing the Reichsautobahn
    German Technology (Deutsche Technik) and the Reichsautobahn

    Chapter 5. Conflicts over the Harmonious Road
    Finding a niche for landscape architects
    Searching for a job description
    Pitting landscape architects against civil engineers
    Marginalizing conservation and spatial planning on the autobahn
    Legalizing the exclusion of conservation

    Chapter 6. The Myth of the Green Autobahn
    Road alignment as a subject of controversy
    “One drives faster than I can write”: visual consumption on the Reichsautobahnen
    The flora of the Nazi autobahn: contesting native plants
    An ideology disintegrates: technology in the crisis of 1937
    The value and cost of landscaping
    The landscape advocates seek power beyond the autobahn

    Chapter 7. Reinterpretations: the West German Autobahn, 1949 to 1970
    Autobahnen and the politics of the Bonn Republic
    Building a federal highway system
    The postwar trust in numbers
    “An autobahn is not a hiking path”: roadside plantings as safety devices
    Roadside greenery as a bone of public contention

    Chapter 8. Conclusion

    Bibliography and Sources
    Index