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The culture of the copy : striking likenesses, unreasonable facsimiles

Author: Hillel Schwartz
Publisher: New York : Zone Books, 1998, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Through historical analysis and case studies in contemporary culture, Hillel investigates most varieties of simulacra in an unprecedented attempt to make sense of our Western fascination with replicas, duplicates, and twins.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hillel Schwartz
ISBN: 0942299361 9780942299366
OCLC Number: 45030736
Description: 565 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Refrain --
Vanishing twins --
Doppelgängers --
Self-portraits --
Second nature --
Seeing double --
Ditto --
Once more, with feeling --
Discernment --
Encore --
The parallel universe.
Responsibility: Hillel Schwartz.

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A stunning, innovative blend of microsociology, cultural history, and philosophical reflection that will fascinate anyone concerned with problems of authenticity, identity, and originality.  Read more...

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"If God is in the details, then this book is surely divine or, atleast, demonic. Siamese twins and doppelgangers, parrots andapes, decoys and mannequins, robots and clones, impostors andpretenders Read more...

 
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