Linda Rampell: The Shopmodern Condition

Linda Rampell

Publisher Art And Theory Publishing

ISBN 9789163900075

Idea Code 16212

In her previous work, Swedish design theorist and critic Linda Rampell has concluded that “the only -ism after postmodernism is consumerism”. The postmodern condition has become a shopmodern condition in which aesthetics and economics have merged into aesthetonomics, which defines an economy of evaluating how much a being is worth. This book explores how design consumption is no longer a simple question of making purchases and consuming goods. Instead, it means to become consumed by images, wherein even identities are consumed. Designdarwinism™ in this kind of image-culture is a life-and-death struggle for self-improvement.

256 p, no ills, 15 x 23 cm, hb, English