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Half a truth is better than none

some unsystematic conjectures about art, disorder, and American experience

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This edition was published in by University of Chicago Press in Chicago.

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248 pages

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Half a truth is better than none

some unsystematic conjectures about art, disorder, and American experience

This edition was published in by University of Chicago Press in Chicago.


Table of 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Photographs as historical documents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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Errata slip inserted.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
700/.973
Library of Congress
NX503 .K67 1982

The Physical Object

Pagination
xiii, 248 p. :
Number of pages
248

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3783442M
Internet Archive
halftruthisbette00kouw
ISBN 10
0226451550
LC Control Number
81024051
Library Thing
2529941
Goodreads
1736437

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