Description - The Encyclopedia of Stupidity by Matthijs Van Boxsel
A witty and erudite collection of human folly, foible and acts of stupidity, illustrated with many unusual and quirky images.
In short sections with titles such as "The Blunderclub", "Fools in Hell", "Geneology of Idiots", and "The Aesthetics of the Empty Gesture", stupidity is analysed within many aspects of culture. Looking at fairy-tales, cartoons, triumphal arches, garden architecture, baroque ceilings, jokes, flimsy excuses and science fiction author Matthijs van Boxsel shows that stupidity is manifest in all areas, in everyone, at all times.
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(197mm x 130mm x mm)
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Author Biography - Matthijs Van Boxsel
Matthijs van Boxsel is a literary historian who has been researching, writing and lecturing on stupidity for the last 20 years.