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James B Twitchell
|Description:||xv, 309 pages : illustrations ; 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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