The Chronicles of Now: The Way We Live Now

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Internationally acclaimed author and illustrator Anthony Haden-Guest offers a darkly humorous commentary on contemporary urban society in this edgy collection of cartoons. Witty captions and whimsical visuals explore and occasionally satirize many aspects of modern society, including "new" etiquette, popular culture, and the way we live today.
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Overview

Internationally acclaimed author and illustrator Anthony Haden-Guest offers a darkly humorous commentary on contemporary urban society in this edgy collection of cartoons. Witty captions and whimsical visuals explore and occasionally satirize many aspects of modern society, including "new" etiquette, popular culture, and the way we live today.
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Arthur C. Danto
Anthony Haden-Guest has made his subject the icy interchanges that define a world all who take pleasure in his drawings will recognize as their own. Who but heor Oscar Wilde, were he still with ushas the wit and speed his urbane little figures display in wounding one another's egos whenever they are together?
The Nation
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581152203
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Series: Aesthetics Today Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Feelings
Affairs of the Heart, etc.
What They Say & What They Mean: Advice to Lovers
Postmodernist Excuses
Not the 1000 Yards Stare: But Some Other Great Stares
The Philosophy of Now: Brand-New Proverbs for the 3rd Millennium
Chapter 2: The Mind and It's Quote Unquote Life
I loved Your Book: And Other Good Stuff to Say to a Writer at His Party
I Found It at the Movies: Some Helpful Hints
Why & How I Make My Art
The Rhythm Section
Evolution v. Creation
Chapter 3: Celebrity Is Revenge
Dangerous Minds
What Were They Saying: The Good, the Bad and the Unbelievable
Inside the Media Conspiracy
What the Tabloids Say and What They Mean
Performer Anxieties
Chapter 4: The Way We Live Now
The Letter
Business Brains
For Some Reason Simon's Normal Superb Communications Skills Betrayed Him that Whole Long Frustrating Day
Family Fun
His 'N' Hers Doormats
What She Says and What She Means
Modern Manners
What They Say & What They Mean: At a Cocktail Party
e-Answered Prayers
The New Etiquette
The Class-War of Words
Normal People! Journeys Into (Other People's) Space
Some Highly Endangered Human Species
Closer to the Edge
Happy Endings: Blueprint for an End-of-the-World-as-We-Know-It Game
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