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  • ISBN: 9780306810473
  • ISBN10: 0306810476

Cute, Quaint, Hungry and Romantic the Aesthetics of Consumerism

by Daniel Harris

  • List Price: $16.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group
  • Publish date: 04/01/2001
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Description: 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.
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