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Living it up : our love affair with luxury

Author: James B Twitchell
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cites the evolution of luxury-based consumerism in America, seeking to define the category itself while considering luxury from a manufacturing and customer perspective and drawing conclusions on the economic impact of luxury spending.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James B Twitchell
ISBN: 0231124961 9780231124966
OCLC Number: 46565137
Description: xv, 309 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Over the Top: Americans in the Lap of Luxury --
The Social Construction of Luxury: A Taxonomy of Taste --
Let's Go Shopping: The Streets of Material Dreams --
Where Opuluxe Is Made and Who Makes It: LVMH and Conde Nast --
How Luxury Becomes Necessity: The Work of Advertising --
From Shirts to Tulips: A Musing on Luxury --
Viva Las Vegas! A Strip of Luxury --
Still Learning from Las Vegas: How Luxury Is Turning Religious --
Conclusion: A (Mild) Defense of Luxury.
Responsibility: James B. Twitchell.

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Cites the evolution of luxury-based consumerism in America, seeking to define the category itself while considering luxury from a manufacturing and customer perspective and drawing conclusions on the economic impact of luxury spending.

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