Disappearing Through the Skylight: Culture and Technology in the Twentieth Century

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Viking, 1989 - 389 Seiten
This book is about change in modern culture, focussing on values rather than processes or products. It looks at five areas, as a cross-section of modern culture - nature, history, language, art and human evolution - reviewing the ways in which the central concepts of these areas have changed through the 20th century. The author explores subjects ranging from modernism and modernity in 20th century culture and the tendency of language to seek abstraction, to Bohemian empiricism, computer art and the new science of chaos.

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Nutzerbericht  - andersonden - LibraryThing

This was a pretty popular book when I bought it in the early '90's. Some of the examples he uses to support his arguments are a little dated now. It's a sort of walk through modern and postmodern Western culture and what meaning we can derive (if any) from it. Vollständige Rezension lesen

Disappearing through the skylight: culture and technology in the twentieth century

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Hardison, English professor (Georgetown), Shakespearean scholar, and amateur physicist, is always entertaining and often thought-provoking, as in Entering the Maze: Identity & Change in Modern Culture ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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A TREE A STREAMLINED FISH AND
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Charles Darwins Tree of Life
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Alices Anomalies
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