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From her pet glass-globed hermit crab Rodney to the Victorian era's Crystal Palace, Celeste Olalquiaga offers a meditative look at the origins of kitsch and what kitsch tells us about the conflicts between the real and the artificial, tradition and modernity, nostalgia and melancholy. Olalquiaga artfully traces this form to the mid-1800s and establishes kitsch as a sensibility of loss — a yearning for objects to help recapture the past — and explains how these artifacts respond to a deep-seated human need for meaning and connection with nature. The Artificial Kingdom beautifully elucidates this aspect of culture as an attempt to recover what industrialization has destroyed.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816641178
Author:
Olalquiaga, Celeste
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Location:
Minneapolis
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
History - Neoclassical
Subject:
Kitsch
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Description:
1st University of Minnesota Press ed.
Series Volume:
no. 2201]
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.25 x 0.8 in

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