Synopses & Reviews
When All Consuming Images first appeared ten years ago, it quickly established itself as a classic, with its textured historical analysis and lucid discussion of the power of style in contemporary society. All Consuming Images has profoundly influenced the fields of art, architecture, and graphic design, insightfully exploring how the sensibility of style has shaped the profoundly consumerist culture in which we live.
In his new foreword, Ewen scrutinizes the social thought that brought the image to prominence as a primary tool of public address, and presents revealing new autobiographical testimonies that illuminate the problematic place images occupy in young people's sense of themselves and their world.
A provocative, compelling, and entertaining look at how the power of images dominates every aspect of our lives.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-296) and index.
About 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 Moyerss award-winning PBS series The Public Mind. He lives in New York City.