The Real Thing: Imitation and Authenticity in American Culture, 1880-1940 (Cultural Studies of the United States)

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This is a perceptive study of the relationship between technology and culture. Orvell discusses Whitman and his world, then considers material culture, photography, and literature. Among the cultural figures discussed are writers Henry James, John Dos Passos, and James Agee; photographers Alfred Stieglitz and Margaret Bourke-White; and architect-designers Gustav Stickley and Frank Lloyd Wright. A witty essay on the significance of junk in the 1930s concludes the book.

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"This intriguing cross-cultural look at the material world examines the day and age of the facsimile: why we copy rather than 'create,' at one level; and at another, what is reality?"-- New York Times

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This book is a perceptive examination of the relationship between technology and culture. 'The Real Thing' begins with a discussion of Walt Whitman and his world and then expands to a consideration of material culture, photography, and literature, detailing the shift from a nineteenth-century culture of imitation to an early-twentieth-century culture of authenticity.

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