Op and Pop Art, Ritualistic Literacy
Tuesday - July 19, 1966
WOR Show Original Airing
'I was taught by my old man to whistle like a real whistler... I can break windows for blocks around.
What will the end of all mankind be?
Homer contemplating a bust of Aristotle
Bronze statue of the Beatles
Judging society by the themes of their artists
Op Art and Pop Art
The hamburger is the definitive statement of nine year oldness
Illiteracy in this country:
An illiterate reader is a person who doesn't read (Even though he knows how) A write is not a writer unless he writes. An actor is not an actor unless he acts.
Books - Decline of reading
People buy books to carry around
More money is spent on the covers of the book than what goes between them
'Public Domain' books - cheaper to print.
More books are sold than are read. Buying books has become ritualistic.
Ritualized literacy - You surround yourself by books that are unread.
Who knows how long it took to write a masterpiece