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

By: Kouwenhoven, John Atlee, 1909-1990.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1982Description: xiii, 248 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0226451550; 9780226451558.Subject(s): Popular culture -- United States | Culture populaire -- États-Unis | Kultur | Aufsatzsammlung | Zivilisation | USADDC classification: 700/.973 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library
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a footnote to the unwritten history of America's response to technology -- Living in a snapshot world -- Photographs as historical documents -- Design and chaos: the American distrust of art.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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footnote to the unwritten history of America's response to technology -- Living in a snapshot world -- Photographs as historical documents -- Design and chaos: the American distrust of art.

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