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

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-147841

Description

xiii, 248 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Popular culture

Originator

Kouwenhoven, John Atlee, 1909-

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a footnote to the unwritten history of America's response to technology -- Living in a snapshot world -- Photographs as historical documents -- Design and chaos: the American distrust of art.

Publication

Chicago : University of Chicago Press

Description

xiii, 248 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Notes

Errata slip inserted.
Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN

0226451550

Call Number

Stacks NX503.K67 1982

Places

United States.