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The Romance of Commerce and Culture: Capitalism, Modernism, and the Chicago-Aspen Crusade for Cultural Reform, Revised Edition Paperback – July 12, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-0870816543 ISBN-10: 0870816543 Edition: Rev Sub

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"In Allen's quite detailed, although always urbane, intelligent, and well-written book, we have an unusual and exceptionally suggestive perspective on the American upper class and its culture."
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"Rarely does a historian evoke the mood of an era as convincingly as James Sloan Allen in this portrayal of the relationship between business and 'high culture' in the years immediately after World War II.... Not only has Allen produced a model of interdi


"In this tour de force, Allen manages to touch on such seemingly disparate topics as Bauhaus design, educational reform at the University of Chicago, Aristotelian philosophy, and the growth of skiing in the United States."
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A cultural historian, essayist, and critic, James Sloan Allen received his doctorate from Columbia University. He has taught at Columbia, Haverford College, Brigham Young University, the New School, and the Juillard School, where he was academic vice president. For several years he has been teaching a Great Books class for adults in New York City. A longtime New Yorker, he now resides with his wife in Honolulu and Philadelphia.

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