All Consuming Image : The Politics of Style in Contemporary Culture

All Consuming Image : The Politics of Style in Contemporary Culture

by Stuart Ewen
     
 

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A provocative, compelling, and entertaining look at how the power of images dominates every aspect of our lives.  See more details below

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A provocative, compelling, and entertaining look at how the power of images dominates every aspect of our lives.

Editorial Reviews

Alex Raksin
With consistently sharp arguments...Ewen succeeds in showing style to be a ubiquitous form of social control, illustrating the many ways in which we are what we wear.
Los Angeles Times Book Review
Penelope Mesic
An engaging and provocative work...sharp, beautifully written. -- Chicago Tribune
Walecia Konrad
Ewen...cites compelling exmaples of how style in architecture, packaging, industrial design, and advertising affect our lives...thought-provoking. -- Business Week
The Boston Globe
Ewen's perceptions of this stuff that surrounds us like air -- in fashion, advertising,even politics -- are fresh and provocative.
Carlin Romano
Not just a meditation on style, but a superb ponderign of American media power, consumer hype and commercialism gone mad. -- Philadelphia Inquirer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465001019
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
03/28/1990
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,157,363
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1420L (what's this?)

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Bill Moyers
This is more than a first-rate book about consumer society. Stuart Ewen is one of the foremost interpreters today of our culture, and he has put his finger on one of the principal reasons why we are increasingly divorced from reality. It is the numbing of our sensibilities which most threatens our personal life, and Ewen has laid bare why this is happening.

Meet the Author

Stewart Ewen is professor of media studies and chair of the Department of Communications at Hunter College. He is also a professor in the Ph.D. programs in history and sociology at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is the author of the acclaimed Captains of Consciousness, Channels of Desire, and All Consuming Images, the last of which provided the basis for Bill Moyers’s award-winning PBS series The Public Mind. He lives in New York City.

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