They Became What They Beheld

by Edmund Carpenter, with photographs by Ken Heyman. Outerbridge& Dienstfrey, $8.95. Cultural analysis, arbitrarily disjointed, scattershot, and mildly hampered by the lack of established terminology for some of the points under consideration, most of which have to do with the end of a society based on reading and the detached view, and a return to tribal organization and immediate, constant communal sensations. Interesting even if one sees Mr. Carpenter’s projected Utopia as relapse to finger paints and the tantrum.