The Expendable Reader

Articles on Art, Architecture, Design, and Media (1951-79)

John McHale. Edited by Alex Kitnick. Afterword by Mark Wigley

Columbia Books on Architecture and the City

The Expendable Reader

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Pub Date: December 2011

ISBN: 9781883584702

296 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $20.00£14.99

The Expendable Reader

Articles on Art, Architecture, Design, and Media (1951-79)

John McHale. Edited by Alex Kitnick. Afterword by Mark Wigley

Columbia Books on Architecture and the City

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From the Bauhaus to Buckminster Fuller, from Elvis to ecology, the writings of John McHale (1922–1978) engage a diverse set of concerns. The Expendable Reader highlights McHale's theorization of technology and communication and their impact on traditional ideas of culture. Assembled from a broad range of sources, this book enables a sharper grasp on McHale's thinking and on our own cultural situation.

About the Author

John McHale (1922–1978) was an artist, theorist of "pop art," futurist, and critic. A key member of the Independent Group at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts in the early 1950s, his artwork is held in several museums internationally.

Alex Kitnick holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University and has taught at Vassar College and at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.