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    Wicked! : design on the edge of bad taste / Karen Bofinger (ed.) ; [texts, Volker Albus ... et al. ; translation from German into English, Laura Bruce]
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    Basel : Birkhäuser, 2011.
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  • Industrial design -- History -- 21st century.
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  • Kitsch -- Exhibitions.
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  • Object (Aesthetics) -- Exhibitions.
  • ISBN: 
    9783034607223 (pbk.)
    3034607229 (pbk.)
    Description: 
    119 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
    Content Notes: 
    [Published to accompany the exhibition Evil things: positions of taste(lessness) held at the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur, Jan. 16 - July 31, 2011]
    "This book is also available in a German language edition (ISBN 9783034607216)--Colophon.
    Additional Author: 
    Bofinger, Karen.
    Albus, Volker, 1949-
    Bruce, Laura, 1959-
    Gewerbemuseum Winterthur.
    Summary: 
    "This book is about blood, violence, and weapons, about sex and genitals, bowels, bodily fluids, and decay. And yes, it is about design -- because a rift is developing in the world of aesthetically designed and everyday objects. Lamps shaped like weapons, bloody dishware, a gasmask as showerhead, a dildo in the form of a crucifix, a coffee cup sporting breasts, jewelry made from real teeth. A myriad of morally dubious ideas are being translated into designed products. Is it art, kitsch, parody, or irony. This book is an inspiring stroll along the narrow borders separatnig beauty and horror, the sensible and the absurd."--Publisher's description.
    Essays by prominent authors shed light on wide-ranging aspects of design, morality, and irony. It is not just tasteless items that are placed under the microscope; useless and politically correct ones have their place in this volume as well.
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    Includes bibliographical references.
    Language Notes: 
    Translated from the German.
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