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Misalliance: Gardens and Books as the Means to New Dramatic Forms

Tony Jason Stafford and R. F. Dietrich

in Shaw's Settings: Gardens and Libraries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044989
eISBN:
9780813046747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044989.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In Misalliance, it would seem at first glance that Shaw has abandoned the use of both gardens and libraries, for the sole on-stage setting is “a big hall with tiled flooring” and a “glass pavilion ... More


The Ethics of Encounter in Chinese Documentary

Dan Edwards

in Independent Chinese Documentary: Alternative Visions, Alternative Publics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748695621
eISBN:
9781474412186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695621.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the way filmmaker Zhao Liang has parlayed the interpersonal approach common in contemporary independent Chinese documentary into an ethically reflective style that explores the ... More


Revolution in the Air: Hijacking, Political Protest, and U.S.-Cuba Relations

Teishan A. Latner

in Cuban Revolution in America: Havana and the Making of a United States Left, 1968-1992

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469635460
eISBN:
9781469635484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635460.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter Three explores Cuba’s image within the U.S. radical imaginary through the surge of airplane hijackings that occurred from the U.S. to Cuba between 1968 and 1973. Seeking political asylum, ... More


Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder

Adnan Morshed

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673186
eISBN:
9781452947549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673186.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Impossible Heights examines a distinct American cultural consciousness that came into focus during the interwar years, with the excitement about airplanes and skyscrapers, as well as their ... More


The Aesthetics of Ascension

Adnan Morshed

in Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673186
eISBN:
9781452947549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673186.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

The Introduction elaborates on the book’s theme through the lens of three prominent American designers; explains how this study sheds new light on American visual culture during the interwar period; ... More


Hugh Ferriss and the “Harmonious Development of Man”

Adnan Morshed

in Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673186
eISBN:
9781452947549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673186.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter 1 studies Hugh Ferriss’s imaginary city views, published collectively in his book The Metropolis of Tomorrow (1929). His drawings narrate both the scope of the future metropolis and the ... More


Ascension as Autobiography: Buckminster Fuller and His “Land to Sky, Outward Progression”

Adnan Morshed

in Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673186
eISBN:
9781452947549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673186.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Focusing on a little-explored period of Richard Buckminster Fuller’s life—from his self-published manifesto 4D Time Lock (1928) to his first book Nine Chains to the Moon (1938)—Chapter 2 examines the ... More


The Master Builder as Superman: Norman Bel Geddes’s Futurama

Adnan Morshed

in Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673186
eISBN:
9781452947549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673186.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter 3 examines Norman Bel Geddes’s Futurama—the most visited show at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Bel Geddes sought to make his American utopia visually legible only to aerial spectators. ... More


The God’s-Eye Vision

Adnan Morshed

in Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673186
eISBN:
9781452947549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673186.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

The Epilogue offers a broad assessment of the design philosophy of the three key figures discussed in the book, particularly in the context of shifting political sentiments in postwar America.


Clash of the Timbres: Recording Authenticity in the California Rock Scene, 1966–1968

Jan Butler

in The Relentless Pursuit of Tone: Timbre in Popular Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780199985227
eISBN:
9780190908027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199985227.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter explores the conflict between live- and studio-centered aesthetics in the context of the San Francisco and Los Angeles rock scenes in the late 1960s. Bands such as Jefferson Airplane, ... More


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