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Cute, quaint, hungry, and romantic : the aesthetics of consumerism

Author: Daniel Harris
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"In this encyclopedia of low-brow aesthetics, Daniel Harris concentrates on the contagious appeal of that which is not art, on the uses of the useless, the politics of product design and advertising. We learn how advertisers exaggerate our sensual responses to eating, how nature photography magnifies the closeness of the natural world and how the mutated physiology of dolls invites our pity and affection. Harris  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Harris, Daniel, 1957-
Cute, quaint, hungry, and romantic.
New York : Basic Books, ©2000
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Harris
ISBN: 0465028489 9780465028481
OCLC Number: 43656945
Description: xxiii, 270 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Cuteness 1 --
Quaintness 23 --
Coolness 51 --
Romantic 79 --
Zaniness 107 --
Futuristic 127 --
Deliciousness 153 --
Natural 179 --
Glamorousness 209 --
Cleanness 233.
Responsibility: by Daniel Harris.


This text dicusses the aesthetic unconscious of the consumer, examining the broad principles that govern the appearance of popular culture, from cuteness to quaintness, coolness to cleanness, the  Read more...


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