Cute, Quaint, Hungry And Romantic: The Aesthetics Of Consumerism

Cute, Quaint, Hungry And Romantic: The Aesthetics Of ConsumerismSubtitle: The aesthetics of consumerism.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 co…

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Cute, Quaint, Hungry and Romantic

Cute, Quaint, Hungry and RomanticSubtitle: The aesthetics of consumerism.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 co…

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