New Deal Utopias explores one of the most ambitious but overlooked programs of the New Deal, the Greenbelt Towns, designed and built by the United States government to be model cities in the 1930s. The program was critiqued as "communistic" by conservative members of Congress, industrial and corporate leaders, and newspapers, yet they still managed to make an indelible impression on urbanist ideas in America. Jason Reblando's contemporary photographs of Greenbelt, Maryland; Greenhills, Ohio; and Greendale, Wisconsin offer a rich visual and intellectual experience and invite viewers to reflect upon planned communities and the human urge to create an ideal society.
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