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

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.