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KEPES, Gyorgy, (ed.). Arts of the Environment. Edited by Gyorgy Kepes. New York : George Braziller, (1972). First Printing. Pp. (10),1-244,(2). Illustrated in black-and-white. Square 8vo, grey cloth with black lettering to front board and spine. A volume in the Vision + Value series. "Professor Kepes sees the current crisis in the cultural and scientific fields as one of communication, resulting from the fragmentation of experience and the dispersion of knowledge into many self-contained disciplines, each with its own private language. Immense new vistas have been opened up to us by science, but we have failed to utilize our new technology fully or to share it wisely. The aim of this book, therefore, is to stimulate the circulation of ideas, to find channels of communication that interconnect various disciplines and offer us a sense of structure in the modern world, without which our achievements cannot match our opportunities. It emphasizes the role of the artist, in collaboration with the scientist and engineer, in stimulating us toa new awareness of and involvement with our surroundings -- man's only hop e for survival under the threat of the new technology." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. "Art and Ecological Consciousness" (Gyorgy Kepes); 2. "Toward a New Environment" (Gyorgy Kepes); 3. "The Perils of Adaptation" (Rene Dubos); 4. "Diversification of Cities and the Revival of City Culture" (Dennis Gabor); 5. "Art, Space, and the Human Experience" (Edward T. Hall); 6. "Environment and Virtues" (Erik H. Erikson); 7. "American Institutions and the Ecological Ideal" (Leo Marx); 8. "Environmental Potentials: Visionary and Real" (Leo Marx); 9. "The Openness of Open Space" (Kevin Lynch); 10. "Environments for Children" (Dolf Schnebli); 11. "Social and Psychological Implications of Megastructures" (James T. Burns Jr.); 12. "Planning under the Dynamic Influences of Complex Social Systems" (Jay W. Forrester); 13. "The Artist's Role in Environmental Self-Regulation" (Gyorgy Kepes); 14. "Creation of Environment: Mexico 68" (Eduardo Terrazas); 15. "The City as an Artwork" (Pulsa); 16. "The Spiral Jetty" (Robert Smithson); 17. "Man and Environment" (Albert Szent-Gyorgyi). With biographical notes on the authors at rear.Light spotting to top edge, else very good in price-clipped dustjacket. 60.00
Title: Arts of the Environment. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: George Braziller, New York, 1972, ISBN:0807606200:
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