All Consuming Images has 99 ratings and 13 reviews. Adrienne said: You don’t have to read much of this book to get Ewen’s point: capitalism Stuart Ewen. For prosperous townfolk of 15th century Europe, the ability to purchase an illuminated Book of Hours was a sign that one had “arrived.” Today, buying a Picasso. All Consuming Images by Stuart Ewen A provocative, compelling, and entertaining look at how the power of images dominates every aspect of our lives.

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ALL CONSUMING IMAGES: The Politics of Style in Contemporary Culture by Stuart Ewen | Kirkus Reviews

View on Amazon Learn more on Reading Length. Mike Templeton rated it really liked it Jan 18, How could I have overlooked the premise of the industry I worked in and believed that I was contributing value to a field that coerced?

Ambitious in scope, informed by theory, this often brilliant work of social history never bogs down in jargon nor loses sight of its political and psychological dimension. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. You don’t have to read much of this book to get Ewen’s point: I read this book in after the author spoke at, of all places, the Broadcast Designer’s Association awards. Hamburg from Burlesque to the Beatles, A provocative, compelling, and entertaining look at how the power of images dominates every aspect of our lives.


For Holmes, photography signaled the beginning of a time when the “image would become more important than the object itself, and would in fact make the object disposable. Search for any book Search!


Ewen manages both to entertain and inform as he documents here the ascendance of style over substance in modern and postmodern coneuming. Oct 19, Maya rated it really liked it.

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Sign In or Create an Account. Building the Cycling City: You might also like these books. This should take you around hours and minutes to read! Given these three essentials, the market in style is extraordinarily plastic–capable of being molded, of receiving form. Bryan rated it it was ok Feb 09, Was Emmanuel Kant’s moral philosophy stuatt “the means do not justify the ends” sic making me have second thoughts about my career choice?

Published March 20th by Basic Books, Inc. Jun 24, Dylan rated it really liked it. Glass, metal, and plastics–largely from disposable containers–comprised another The technical term for this idea is obsoletism.

But it is not just packaging. I used to read books like this all the time. In a society where the skinning of the visible world has become commonplace, any skin, any visual connotation, maybe drawn into service.

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Written from a thoughtful, radical perspective, this engaging work of cultural critique will also console those it implicitly condemns–they’ll see how good a job they’ve done at manipulating our imaginations. When you are done reading, click the ‘Stop and calculate’ button. Melanie rated it liked it Jun 25, Increasingly, products which in the past would have been considered “durables” quickly find their way into the trashbin.


Why did my ethics come into play so strongly? Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Bob rated it it was amazing Oct 25, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Related articles in Google Scholar. Samantha rated it it was amazing Apr 07, I guess I thought they were dealing with one of the more significant ethical issues of our age: Guess Based on page numbers.

I was aiming towards a field of show opens and image assembly that would’ve vaulted my place in the annals of design.

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Find your reading speed by taking one of these tests or by reading this book’s description, below. It might have reminded me of what I was doing as soon after reading it I drastically cut back on high-tech purchases. I remember it as a pretty good book; typically academic in nature.