Cute, Quaint, Hungry and Romantic: The Aesthetics of Consumerism (Paperback)Daniel Harris (author)
Paperback Published: 22/03/2001
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Call it an encyclopedia of low-brow aesthetics. In Cute, Quaint, Hungry and Romantic, the writer whom Steven Millhauser called "the most original essayist since George Orwell" examines with devastating wit and in a style distinctly his own the contagious appeal of that which is not art, the uses of the useless, the politics of product design and advertising. Here is a psychic voyage into the aesthetic unconscious of the consumer, as well as "the perfect companion for any foray through Restoration Hardware or the freezer compartment at Dean & DeLuca" (Village Voice Literary Supplement). From teddy bears to Mars Bars to Leonardo DiCaprio, this is the refuse of consumerism unflinchingly--and very entertainingly--observed.
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Weight: 348 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm
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