I Want That
By (author) Thomas Hine
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I Want That by Thomas Hine
Book DescriptionShopping has a lot in common with sex. Just about everybody does it. Some people brag about how well they do it. Some keep it a secret. And both provide ample opportunities to make foolish choices.Choosing and using objects is a primal human activity, and I Want That! is nothing less than a portrait of humanity as the species that shops. It explores the history of acquisition -- finding, choosing, spending -- from our amber-coveting Neolithic forebears to Renaissance nobles who outfitted themselves for power to twenty-first-century bargain hunters looking for a good buy on eBay. I Want That! explores the minds of shoppers in the quest to nourish and feed fantasies, to define individuality, to provide for family, and to satisfy the needs for celebration, power, and choice -- all of which lead us to malls, boutiques, websites, and superstores.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780060959838
(203mm x 133mm x 19mm)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Thomas Hine
Great Funk, Paperback (June 2009)
Hines history of the 1970s maps a complex era by looking at its ideas, feelings, sex, fashions, textures, gestures, colors, demographic forces, artistic expressions, and other phenomena that had shaped an era.
Rise and Fall of the American Teenager, Paperback / softback (September 2000)
Journalist Thomas Hine makes a brilliant, provocative, and entertaining examination of the creation and history of a unique social invention--the American teenager.
Total Package, Hardback (February 1998)» View all books by Thomas Hine
A design critic describes the ways in which manufacturers appeal to the emotions in order to sell their products. Tracing the art and science of package design, this book is aimed at students of popular culture, designers, marketing people - and anyone who goes shopping.
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