Artificial Kingdom: On The Kitsch Experience by Celeste OlalquiagaArtificial Kingdom: On The Kitsch Experience by Celeste Olalquiaga

Artificial Kingdom: On The Kitsch Experience

byCeleste Olalquiaga

Paperback | December 11, 2002

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From her pet glass-globed hermit crab Rodney to the Victorian era's Crystal Palace, Celeste Olalquiaga offers a meditative look at the origins of kitsch and what kitsch tells us about the conflicts between the real and the artificial, tradition and modernity, nostalgia and melancholy. Olalquiaga artfully traces this form to the mid-1800s and establishes kitsch as a sensibility of loss -- a yearning for objects to help recapture the past -- and explains how these artifacts respond to a deep-seated human need for meaning and connection with nature. The Artificial Kingdom beautifully elucidates this aspect of culture as an attempt to recover what industrialization has destroyed.
Title:Artificial Kingdom: On The Kitsch ExperienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.5 × 5.25 × 0.9 inPublished:December 11, 2002Publisher:University Of Minnesota PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:081664117X

ISBN - 13:9780816641178