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Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future #2020

Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future By Joseph J. Corn Brian Horrigan Yesterday s Tomorrows Past Visions of the American Future Enormous skyscrapers will house residents and workers who happily go for weeks without setting foot on the ground Streamlined hurricane proof houses will pivot on their foundations like weather vanes
  • Title: Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future
  • Author: Joseph J. Corn Brian Horrigan
  • ISBN: 9780801853999
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Paperback
  • Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future By Joseph J. Corn Brian Horrigan Enormous skyscrapers will house residents and workers who happily go for weeks without setting foot on the ground Streamlined, hurricane proof houses will pivot on their foundations like weather vanes The family car will turn into an airplane so easily that a woman can do it in five minutes Our wars will be fought by robots And our living room furniture waterprooEnormous skyscrapers will house residents and workers who happily go for weeks without setting foot on the ground Streamlined, hurricane proof houses will pivot on their foundations like weather vanes The family car will turn into an airplane so easily that a woman can do it in five minutes Our wars will be fought by robots And our living room furniture waterproof, of course will clean up with a squirt from the garden hose.In Yesterday s Tomorrows Joseph J Corn and Brian Horrigan explore the future as Americans earlier in the last century expected it to happen Filled with vivid color images and lively text, the book is eloquent testimony to the confidence and, at times, the naive faith Americans have had in science and technology The future that emerges here, the authors conclude, is one in which technology changes, but society and politics usually do not.The authors draw on a wide variety of sources popular science magazines, science fiction, world fair exhibits, films, advertisements, and plans for things only dreamed of From Jules Verne to the Jetsons, from a 500 passenger flying wing to an anti aircraft flying buzz saw, the vision of the future as seen through the eyes of the past demonstrates the play of the American imagination on the canvas of the future.
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    About "Joseph J. Corn Brian Horrigan"

    1. Joseph J. Corn Brian Horrigan

      Joseph J Corn is a senior lecturer in the department of history at Stanford University.

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    1. Mildly interesting review of the past s visions of the future has been done with aplomb elsewhere, but while it s saving grace would have been the many illustrations, the entire package is undone by terrible, flimsy binding my copy fell apart within days of ordinary handling Worse than useless.


    2. After finishing a book but before writing a review, I like going to and reading the reviews there to sharpen my own thoughts Most of the time this helps me distill down what I want to write, but sometimes the authors sum it up so succinctly that I m thrown for a loop In this case, the top rated review for this book is titled Fun but not enough , and that really does sum the whole book up in four words This book was written to accompany a museum exhibition, and as a result it s stuck between two [...]



    3. Useful for understanding the ideas and hopes behind what is now considered retro futurism Research for The Novel.


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