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Adhocism, by Charles Jencks - review

6 July 2013

9:00 AM

6 July 2013

9:00 AM

Adhocism: The Case for Improvisation Charles Jencks and Nathan Silver

MIT, pp.256, £17.95

Here, for time travellers, is the whack-job spirit of ’68 in distillate form, paperbound and reissued in facsimile (with some exculpatory, older and wiser material fore and aft). Adhocism (re)captures with magical realism the boldness and silliness of its day.  This was the day when ‘new media’ meant colour television.

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