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Egotopia : narcissism and the new American landscape

Author: John Miller
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Metaphoridcally, the ugliness of America's great suburban sprawl is the physical manifestation of our increasing narcissism--our egotopia."
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Miller, John, 1946 March 11-
Egotopia.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1997
(DLC) 97010770
(OCoLC)36713078
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Miller
ISBN: 0585098069 9780585098067 9780817391300 0817391304
OCLC Number: 44963559
Notes: Includes index.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 167 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Dark satanic malls --
The New Man: mimesis and immanence --
The New American Landscape: ego and Egotopia --
The myth of travel and the necessity of motion --
The aesthetics of the New Man: Beauty R Us --
Billboards: dominant visual modality of the New American Landscape --
The commercialization of public space --
The American landscape that might have been --
The innate Philistinism of the environmental movement --
Democracy, therapy, and the triumph of bad taste --
Breaking the spell: The future of the New American Landscape.
Responsibility: John Miller ; with a foreword by Ashley Montagu.

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