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Designing pornotopia : travels in visual culture

Author: Rick Poynor
Publisher: London : Laurence King, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this collection of essays about visual culture, Rick roynor directs a critical eye at brands, billboards, magazine, architecture, tattoos and trends in cosmetic surgery. A key target is the pervasiveness of sexual imagery in the market place and the media's symbiotic relationship with porn.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rick Poynor
ISBN: 9781856694896 1856694895
OCLC Number: 70173878
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 208 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction; Hyphenation Nation; Meet Me at the Checkout; Luxurious Frugality; This Month's Cover; What do Men Want?; Liberating the Billboard?; Loyalty beyond Reason; A World without Ads; Look at My Speechtool; The Citizen Designer; Ramshackle Utopias; Mr Hancock's New Wave Art Class; New Europe, New Spirit?; Writing with Pictures; Technology in Everyday Life; Look Inward, Australia; Struggling to be Heard; Taste-free Zone; Designing Pornotopia; Collapsing Bulkheads; The Sex Detectives; Baring it All; The Skin Cult; Flesh Speaks; Cyber Bjork; Follow your Bliss; Apply for an Upgrade Today; What's the Matter with Us?; Notes; Index; Credits & Thanks.
Responsibility: Rick Poynor.
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Presents a collection of essays about visual culture, brands, billboards, magazines, architecture, tattoos and trends in cosmetic surgery. This book shows how commerce exploits the blurring of art  Read more...

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