Hand-Drying In America And Other Stories (Hb)

From one of the most original and imaginative American cartoonists at work today comes a collection of graphic narratives on the subjects of urban planning, product design, and architecture a surrealist handbook for the rebuilding of society in the twenty-first century. Ben Katchor, a master at twisting mundane commodities into surreal objects of social significance, now takes on the many ways our property influences and reflects cultural values. Here are window-ledge pillows designed expressly for people-watching and a forest of artificial trees for sufferers of hay fever. The Brotherhood of Immaculate Consumption deals with the matter of products that outlive their owners; a school of dance is based upon the choreographic motion of paying with cash; high-visibility construction vests are marketed to lonely people as a method of getting noticed. With cutting wit Katchor reveals a world similar to our own lives are defined by possessions, consumerism is a kind of spirituality but also slightly, fabulously askew. Frequently and brilliantly bizarre, and always mesmerizing, Hand-Drying in America ensures that you will never look at a building, a bar of soap, or an ATM the same way.

Product Overview
ISBN 9780307906908
Categories BX, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Comics, WBD
Author(s) Ben Katchor
Publisher Pantheon Books
Pages 159
Format Hardback
Dimensions 29.8cm x 2.4cm x 30.8cm
Weight 1.5 kg
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