Peter Campbell, 7 April 1994
Show More Inside Culture by David Halle.
Chicago, 261 pp., £23.95, January 1993, 0 226 31367 0Show More
Buildings of the United States: The Buildings of Michigan by Kathryn Bishop Eckert.
Oxford, 603 pp., £27.50, June 1993, 0 19 506149 7Show More
Buildings of the United States: The Buildings of Iowa by David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim.
Oxford, 565 pp., £27.50, June 1993, 0 19 506148 9Show More
“... David Halle’s researches earned him a licence amateur voyeurs would kill for. He got to nose about, more or less at will, in other people’s rooms. His study of the landscapes, portraits, snapshots, saints, masks and so forth which a representative group of Americans, in and near New York, have on their walls and shelves, of how they display them and what they say about them, required that he get to know more than a hundred and sixty different houses ...”