Editor: Gyorgy Kepes Publisher: Studio Vista Publication: 1966, First Edition Binding: Hardcover, section sewn Pages: 230 Size: 228 x 285 Text: English
(Preface) A general evaluation of the man-made object as an important environmental factor in the shaping of our twentieth-century mores, feelings and values. Contributors are Gillo Dorfles, Herbert Read, Joan M. Erikson, Marcel Breuer, Chris-topher Alexander, Marshall McLuhan, Michael J. Blee, George Nelson, Max Bill, Leonardo Ricci, Jean Helion, Frederick Wight, Dore Ashton, Francoise Choay and Henry Stone. They discuss the role of the object in prehistoric and primitive cultures ; the physical and creative aspects of object making; the relation of the object and the perceiver ; the artistic conquest of the object in Cubism, the role of the object in Surrealism, and finally new concepts and techniques of object representation among contemporary painters and sculptors.
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