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Half a truth is better than none : some unsystematic conjectures about art, disorder, and American experience / John A. Kouwenhoven.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Kouwenhoven, John Atlee, 1909-
Publication
Chicago : University of Chicago Press
Contents
A preliminary note on the lay of the land -- American culture: words or things? -- The trouble with translation -- Urban dispair and the cities' hope -- Architecture as environmental technology -- Democracy, machines, and vernacular design -- The Eiffel tower and the Ferris wheel -- Who's afraid of the machine in the garden?: a footnote to the unwritten history of America's response to technology -- Living in a snapshot world -- Photographs as historical documents -- Design and chaos: the American distrust of art.
Date
1982.
Description
xiii, 248 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Errata slip inserted.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
0226451550
GUSN
147841
Call Number
Stacks NX503.K67 1982
Descriptive terms
Popular culture
Places
United States.

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