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The mass against the grid; centrality against dispersion; a ponderous, crushing
symmetry against the play of irregular units; stone and bronze against iron and
glass; absorption of stress in mass, as against visible distribution of it through a ...
Much of the emphasis was on compact furniture for mass housing – folding beds,
built-ins, slide-away units, stackable chairs and tables, and the like. There was
also a strong link with industry: students, especially in the metalshops, were ...
First, cultural alternatives were now multiple, not vertically ranked; they spread
across a field of choice generated by mass production and machine reproduction
, and did not rise from the corner sweetshop to the Athenaeum Club. Second ...
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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