B is for Bauhaus

B is for Bauhaus

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This book is not a dictionary, though it tells you all you need know about everything from Authenticity to Zips. It's not an autobiography, though it does offer a revealing and highly personal inside view of contemporary culture. It's an essential tool kit for understanding the modern world. It's about what makes a Warhol a genuine fake; the creation of national identities; the mania to collect. It's also about the world seen from the rear view mirror of Grand Theft Auto V; digital ornament and why we value imperfection. It's about drinking a bruisingly dry martini in Adolf Loo's American bar in Vienna, and about Hitchcock's film sets. It's about fashion and technology, about politics and art.from Braun seemed to offer the prospect of turning shaving from a timeconsuming chore into a religious daily ritual. ... the essentially authoritarian nature of a Braun toaster that came with an instruction manual that demanded tolerances of plusanbsp;...

Title:B is for Bauhaus
Author:Deyan Sudjic
Publisher:Penguin UK - 2014-03-27


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