Digital Art Museum
John Whitney Sr.    

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This book records the exploration of a single hypothesis, and reveals some modest triumphs as well as a curious problem which remains unresolved. Had this story begun in 1838 instead of 1938, there would have been nothing provisional or problematical in a young person's decision to make his way somewhere in the field of the arts or music as I have done. This century's destabilizing impact upon the arts from the Dadaist movement in the first or second decade to the present also rattles individual careers. Although it may be curious that my work, at its apex, appears to be both hypothetical and revolutionary, widespread late-century equivocations and tentative new directions unsettle the arts generally, and this history reflects that influence. ---

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