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Kitsch Encyclopedia

Sara Cwynar
Blonde Art Books
Artists' Books
21 × 28 × 2 cm
189 pages

Hardcover, linen bound cover with tipped in front and back colour graphics, full colour pages, English text. Edition of 1000.

Kitsch Encyclopedia is a book project that brings together writings by Milan Kundera, Roland Barthes and Jean Baudrillard, as well as my own writing to formulate a relationship of kitsch to images. Kundera considers kitsch to be a categorizing phenomenon: a means through which complex human experience is distilled to simple, sentimental motifs. All three writers discuss a similar circumstance of the contemporary image world: the way that our culture of images, especially in the age of the internet, provides an Idealized, kitsch-based image world that exists on top of the real world and in many ways has subsumed it. – Sara Cwynar 2014

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