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Obscene Interiors: Hardcore Amateur Decor

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Publisher Comments:

Tongue-in-cheek critiques are offered of the kitschy, dated, and shockingly bad amateur interior design found in online boudoir and personal ad photos--with the bodies shaded out.

Review:

"Very post?'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,' this hilarious collection of photos drawn from Internet personal ads put the average Joe's interior decorating under close scrutiny. What's funniest about this slim and trim collection is that the men who originally placed the ads have been 'grayed out' — reduced to solid silhouettes so as not to detract from the full effects of their decorating faux-pas (though likely Jorgensen's initial impulse to obscure them had more to do with legal reasons). Those effects are heightened by arch captions from Jorgensen (justinspace.com), who writes of a gray figure sprawled out on a hideous plaid couch: 'Who really cares if the couch clashes with the carpet? ? It's your place and it should make you happy.' Other highlights include a figure manacled to a bed made up with leather sheets. 'And, you'd better condition the leather before you use them,' Jorgensen quips, 'or your sweat will leave white sweat marks that will look like mildew.' The photos are smallish and low quality, in keeping with their Internet sources, with Jorgensen commenting (with a wealth of double-entendres) on each crime against good taste. Will this book make men rethink what's around them when they're posing for their photos? As Todd Oldham says in his foreword, 'as evidenced in almost every photo, we have tragic spatial issues when it comes to hanging art and objects.' Or perhaps some people actually find fake wood paneling, bow-hunting equipment and overused leather armchairs irresistibly sexy." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780972938808
Foreword:
Oldham, Todd
Publisher:
Baby Tattoo Books
Foreword by:
Oldham, Todd
Foreword:
Oldham, Todd
Author:
Jorgensen, Justin
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Interior Design - General
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Photography-Anthologies and History
Publication Date:
20040531
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.02x6.12x.49 in. .66 lbs.

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Product details 64 pages Baby Tattoo Books - English 9780972938808 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Very post?'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,' this hilarious collection of photos drawn from Internet personal ads put the average Joe's interior decorating under close scrutiny. What's funniest about this slim and trim collection is that the men who originally placed the ads have been 'grayed out' — reduced to solid silhouettes so as not to detract from the full effects of their decorating faux-pas (though likely Jorgensen's initial impulse to obscure them had more to do with legal reasons). Those effects are heightened by arch captions from Jorgensen (justinspace.com), who writes of a gray figure sprawled out on a hideous plaid couch: 'Who really cares if the couch clashes with the carpet? ? It's your place and it should make you happy.' Other highlights include a figure manacled to a bed made up with leather sheets. 'And, you'd better condition the leather before you use them,' Jorgensen quips, 'or your sweat will leave white sweat marks that will look like mildew.' The photos are smallish and low quality, in keeping with their Internet sources, with Jorgensen commenting (with a wealth of double-entendres) on each crime against good taste. Will this book make men rethink what's around them when they're posing for their photos? As Todd Oldham says in his foreword, 'as evidenced in almost every photo, we have tragic spatial issues when it comes to hanging art and objects.' Or perhaps some people actually find fake wood paneling, bow-hunting equipment and overused leather armchairs irresistibly sexy." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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