Kitsch: The world of Bad Taste  

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Kitsch: The world of Bad Taste (Il Kitsch: antologia del cattivo gusto, 1968) is a book on kitsch by Gillo Dorfles. The cover of the English edition says "With special contributions by John McHale Karl Pawek, Ludwig Giesz, Lotte H. Eisner, Ugo Volli, Vittorio Gregotti and Aleksa Celebonovic and essays by Clement Greenberg and Hermann Broch. [Editorial assistance on the English-language ed. by Vivienne Menkes.]"

ToC

Kitsch -- Myth and kitsch -- Notes on the problem of kitsch / Hermann Broch -- Monuments -- Transpositions -- The Betrothed and Co. -- Leonardo and India in Los Angeles -- The plastic parthenon / John McHale -- Politics -- Avant-Garde and Kitsch / Clement Greenberg -- Birth and the family -- Death -- Religious trappings -- Christian kitsch / Karl Pawek -- Tourism and nature -- Kitsch-man as tourist / Ludwig Giesz -- Advertising -- The film -- Kitsch in the cinema / Lotte H. Eisner -- Pornokitsch and morals -- Pornograpy and pronokitsch / Ugo Volli -- Styling and architecture -- Kitsch and architecture / Vittorio Gregotti -- Traditional kitsch -- Notes on traditional kitsch / Aleksa Celebonovic.


References

  • Dorfles, Gillo (1969, translated from the 1968 Italian version, Il Kitsch). Kitsch: The world of Bad Taste, Universe Books. LCCN 78-93950

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