TV by Design:
Modern Art and the Rise of Network Television (Chicago Series in Law and Society)
by Lynn Spigel
University Of Chicago Press
$27.50 List Price
Television has been omnipresent for so long that it’s hard to conceive of a time before it existed, much less one when art and design weren’t inextricably linked to the all-inclusive mess we know as TV culture. But such a time did exist, and the realms of television and art weren’t necessarily fated to be so closely allied.
Charting the way they came together is the aim of TV by Design. Focusing on broadcasting’s formative