The 1970s

 

 

Wreck Beach, 1970

Pocket calculators, The Sony Walkman. Lava lamps, Raleigh bicycles, Microwave ovens, VCRs. Earth Day. Platform shoes, Mohawk haircuts, Converse, Dr. Martens, T-shirts plus leather jackets. Star Wars, Jaws, The Godfather. The Brady Bunch. Carol Burnett. Arcade games, Commodore, Atari.  Springsteen, The Ramones, The Clash, ABBA, Pink Floyd. The first e-mail transmission in 1971.  The first cell phone call, April 3, 1973. HBO launched on November 8, 1972.  The first mass-produced personal computer, Apple II, June 1, 1977.

  • Achebe, Things Fall Apart
  • Beckett, Waiting for Godot
  • Bennett, The Northern Plainsmen
  • Bolt, A Man for All Seasons
  • Cassirer, Essay on Man
  • De Tocqueville, Democracy in America
  • Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
  • Genet, The Balcony
  • Gombrich, Art and Illusion
  • Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Illich, Deschooling Society
  • Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
  • Laing, Politics of the Family
  • Myrdal, Report on a Chinese Village
  • Nee, The Cultural Revolution Comes to Peking University
  • Orwell, 1984
  • Plato, Republic
  • Rousseau, Social Contract
  • Sophocles, Antigone
  • Swift, Gulliver’s Travels
  • Watson and Crick, Double Helix
  • Yeats, Selected Poetry

If you were a student or professor in Arts One at the time, please keep in touch. We’d love to hear from you!

Themes:

  • World Views (1976/77)
  • Self and Society (1976/77; 1977/78)
  • Views of Reality (1977/78)
  • Roots of Society (1978/79)
  • Varieties of Creative Process (1978/79; 1979/80)
  • The Quest for Certainty (1979/80)

Brochures: 

1976/77                                                     1977/78

1976                              1977

 

1978/79                                                    1979/80

1978                             1979