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There was already a powerful, though obscure, undercurrent of mechano-sexual
images in French experimental writing. Thus Alfred Jarry (1873– 1907), author of
the Ubu trilogy, wrote a fantasy of mechanical power in 1902 in which the hero, ...
... skyscraper, like other things American, intrigued the European public; it
seemed to be the American equivalent of the Eiffel Tower, and the Wolkenkratzer
(or “cloud-scratcher,” as Germans called it) became an object of romance and
All political and social power would be subsumed in spiritual contemplation, and
universal enlightenment would reign. This was Madame Blavatsky's version of a
fantasy as old as Christianity itself: the Millennium, when Christ would come to ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Read full review