BOOKS (click title to see entire page)

"elegiac eloquence" --Rachel Hadas
"A wonderful guide to the terrible things being done in the American landscape." --Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation
"beautifully-made poems that are both erudite and wise"
--Elizabeth Alexander
"the standard work on the suburban landscape in the United States."
--Ann Forsyth
"A compelling guide for the next generation of urban historians, preservationists, environmental activists, and public artists."
--Sam Bass Warner, Jr.


Nymph, Dun, and Spinner: Poems by Dolores Hayden
Published November 2010,

A Field Guide to Sprawl
Featured in The New York Times, on CNN, and on The Diane Rehm Show.

A "devil's dictionary" of fifty-one bad building patterns, illustrated with seventy color aerial photos by Jim Wark.

American Yard--Poems
"Hayden maps matters large and small with elegance and authority."
--Rachel Hadas

"Dolores Hayden infuses formalism with spiky wit and colloquial charm in poems that show us America from Maine to California, from Teddy Roosevelt's childhood to that of our own delightful, ever-so-modern daughter. She gives us a land of motorcycles, flea markets, old houses in new siding, and gardens that still speak the old Victorian "language of flowers"--but most of all she gives us the America within ourselves, a place of violence and drift but also--still!--sweetness and beauty."
--Katha Pollitt

Building Suburbia: Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820-2000
A history of the seven contested cultural landscapes where most Americans now live.

"compelling and beautifully written"
--Setha Low

"lucid, original...a scholarly book with a critical perspective and wide appeal."
--Richard Harris

The Power of Place:
Urban Landscapes as Public History

"Essential reading for preservationists and anyone interested in urban America."
--Antoinette J. Lee

"Hayden invents a totally original method of 'storytelling with the shapes of time.' The result is an almost poetic invocation of the resilience of the human condition, grounded in both theoretical understanding and practical experiences of place-making and preservation."
--Michael Dear

"The Power of Place is a graceful manifesto that enlists Dolores Hayden's formidable skills as a writer and architectural historian to argue for new ways to understand and represent the social history of urban space."
--Carl Abbott

Redesigning the American Dream: Gender, Housing, and Family Life
Revised and expanded edition, 2002.

"Many of us are rich in private space but wretchedly poor in ideas about how to shelter two-income families and single-parent households in which at least one parent works a double day. This timely and imaginative book does a soul good."
--Arlie Hochschild, The New York Times Book Review

"This is a book about space: how we see it, use it, spend it, live in it...It's absolutely fascinating to read."
--Carolyn See, The Los Angeles Times

The Grand Domestic Revolution:
A History of Feminist Designs for American Homes, Neighborhoods, and Cities

"This is a book to startle and inspire feminists today...An architect herself, Hayden has brought history to life by insisting that social problems are also spatial problems, and must be addressed as such."
--Nancy Cott, The New York Review of Books

"This is a book that is full of things I have never seen before, and full of new things to say about things I thought I knew well. It is a book about houses and about culture and about how each affects the other, and it must stand as one of the major works on the history of modern housing."
--Paul Goldberger, The New York Times Book Review

Seven American Utopias:
The Architecture of Communitarian Socialism, 1790-1975

"Seven American Utopias combines cultural history, design analysis, and political theory. It is, thus, a conceptually ambitious book and a good one....a sophisticated study of the politics of design."
--Thomas Bender, The Journal of American History

" exemplary book, provoking, scholarly, and utterly engrossing."
--Gillian Darley, Landscape Architecture

"An immense party."
--Francesco dal Co, Rinascita