Past Visions of the American Future
ISBN10: 0801853990 ISBN13: 9780801853999 Contributors: Horrigan, Brian; Chambers, Katherine (Editor) Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr Published: May 15 1996 Pages: 157 Weight: 1.05lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 10.00" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
A fun and often funny look at how popular science magazines, science fiction, world fair exhibits, films, and advertisements looked at their future and our present. Originally published to accompany a Smithsonian Institution exhibition of the same name in 1984, the collection is marked with Smithsonian style and collects an awesome representation of photographs and illustrations representing "the future's" cities, homes, transportation, and weapons. We're woefully far away from living room furniture that can be cleaned with a hose, but the space shuttle comes pretty close to its ideal. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.