Recent Reading - Things Science Fiction Predicts, and Doesn't|
|Date:||February 24th, 2010 06:11 pm (UTC)|| |
What a fascinating looking book! Thanks so much - I just reserved it at the library.
There was a great exhibit at the Smithsonian American History museum some years back (probably many years back, since I spent much of the 1980s traveling to DC for work) called "Yesterday's Tomorrow's" all about how the future had been envisioned over the years...
It cuts both ways, too--ages ago I was in Los Angeles on a business trip and there was an exhibit at LACMA of costumes from Hollywood historical films--it was instantly obvious when Claudette Colbert's flapper!Cleopatra costume and Elizabeth Taylor's Medieval Maidenform were filmed.