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The Aesthetics of Ascension

Adnan Morshed

in Impossible Heights

Published by University of Minnesota Press

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780816673186
Published online August 2015 | e-ISBN: 9781452947549 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5749/minnesota/9780816673186.003.0001
The Aesthetics of Ascension

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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; and presents a brief summary of each chapter.

Keywords: Airplane; Skyscraper; Ascension; Aerial Gaze; Master Builder; Superhero; Eugenics; Mystical Spirituality; Social Reform; Interwar Cultural Consciousness

Chapter.  7962 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Architecture

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