• critical theory
  • cloth boards with dust jacket
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 27.5 x 21.5 cm.
  • 202 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 0876632568

Star-Spangled Kitsch : An Astounding and Tastelessly Illustrated Exploration of the Bawdy, Gaudy, Shoddy Mass-Art Culture in This Grand Land of Ours

Curtis F. Brown

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"Star-Spangled Kitsch is a lively round-up, in picture and text, of crass, ill-conceived, incongruous, trivial, muddle-headed, synthetic, meaningless, and embarrassing examples of taste in America. With verve and good humor, Curtis F. Brown discusses and displays mass-produced utilitarian and decorative items, as well as people, ideas, and lifestyles, in which the sublime collides with the banal to produce the ludicrous incongruity of elements that typify American kitsch." -- from interior flap. Includes bibliography. Printed in color and black-and-white.

New York, NY: Universe Books,
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