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The Rise and Fall of the Future

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The Rise and Fall of the Future

America's Changing Vision of Tomorrow, 1939-1986
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Mid-20th century America envisioned a wondrous future of comfort, convenience and technological advancement. Popular culture--including World's Fairs, science fiction and advertising--fed high hopes even when war and hardship threatened. American ingenuity and consumer culture promised to deliver flying cars, undersea cities, household robots and space travel. By the 1960s political assassinations, the Civil Rights and Women's Movements, the Vietnam War and the "generation gap" eroded that optimism. The nation's utopian dream was brief but revealing. Based on a wide range of sources, this book takes a fresh look at America's precipitous fall from futurism to disillusionment.

Author Biography:

Gordon Arnold has taught at several colleges, including Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts, for many years. He lives in the Boston area.
Release date NZ
August 3rd, 2020
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Audience
  • General (US: Trade)
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
28 photos
Imprint
McFarland & Co Inc
Pages
210
Dimensions
152x229x11
ISBN-13
9781476677446
Product ID
33396785

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