[PDF] ✈ Hand-Drying in America and Other Stories ⚣ Ben Katchor – Soaringeaglecasino.us

Hand-Drying in America and Other Stories From One Of The Most Original And Imaginative American Cartoonists At Work Today Comes A Collection Of Graphic Narratives On The Subjects Of Urban Planning, Product Design, And Architecture A Surrealist Handbook For The Rebuilding Of Society In The Twenty First Century.Ben Katchor, A Master At Twisting Mundane Commodities Into Surreal Objects Of Social Significance, Now Takes On The Many Ways Our Property Influences And Reflects Cultural Values Here Are Window Ledge Pillows Designed Expressly For People Watching And A Forest Of Artificial Trees For Sufferers Of Hay Fever The Brotherhood Of Immaculate Consumption Deals With The Matter Of Products That Outlive Their Owners A School Of Dance Is Based Upon The Choreographic Motion Of Paying With Cash High Visibility Construction Vests Are Marketed To Lonely People As A Method Of Getting Noticed With Cutting Wit Katchor Reveals A World Similar To Our Own Lives Are Defined By Possessions, Consumerism Is A Kind Of Spirituality But Also Slightly, Fabulously Askew Frequently And Brilliantly Bizarre, And Always Mesmerizing, Hand Drying In America Ensures That You Will Never Look At A Building, A Bar Of Soap, Or An ATM The Same Way.

[PDF] ✈ Hand-Drying in America and Other Stories  ⚣ Ben Katchor – Soaringeaglecasino.us
  • Hardcover
  • 160 pages
  • Hand-Drying in America and Other Stories
  • Ben Katchor
  • English
  • 16 February 2017
  • 0307906906

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  1. says:

    A compendium of thoughtful absurdities and architectural deliriums Forays in the mist of urban capitalist mystification 1 Ben Katchor story per day is essential for my homeostasis.


  2. says:

    I have been plowing my way through dozens of experimental art comics, many of them awesome, by several artists, including Jesse Jacobs, Jesse Moynihan, Hans Rickheit, formally interesting and innovative and clever But then we have MacArthur Award winning Katchor, who is perhaps not as experimental in design, but is as original a thinker whose work you will ever read And Katchor maybe has bigger fish to fry than just play and aesthetics, although he also does this, too, with a dry and absurd se I have been plowing my way through dozens of experimental art comics, many of them awesome, by several artists, including Jesse Jacobs, Jesse Moynihan, Hans Rickheit, formally interesting and innovative and clever But then we have MacArthur Award winning Katchor, who is perhaps not as experimental in design, but is as original a thinker whose work you will ever read And Katchor maybe has bigger fish to fry than just play and aesthetics, although he also does this, too, with a dry and absurd sense of humor Katchor has in mind here contemporary material culture and our obsession with objects and inventions, in an economic context It s wonderful, and wonderfully inventive, and very often quirkily funny.Like any great artis...


  3. says:

    A chuckle for every page of this hefty coffee table collection of graphic essays I thought to myself frequently, Yes, I feel that way also, about various annoying contemporary events like the systematic downgrading of fabric quality and quantity in trousers I notice that women s pants pockets have become non functional due to their shallow or totally fake nature On the pretense of showing a clean hip line , the company is actually saving a lot of money on fabri...


  4. says:

    This is the most creative work I ve read in a while It is a guidebook, approx 160 comics each comic is a collection of descriptive statements about a parallel surreal world Leaving a session immersed in this book felt like waking up from a dream and the accompanying vague recall of disjointed thoughts that kinda sorta have a common theme No book has made me feel like this book left me feeling A world where people watch a highway grand prix, keeping track of the stats of common folk, peopl This i...


  5. says:

    Although they work in slightly different genres, I would put Ben Katchor in the same category with James Howard Kunstler Their subject is the built environment and what it does to the human soul.


  6. says:

    A large approximately one square foot book jam packed with stories one extends across the front and back endpapers.It is almost impossible to discuss Ben Katchor s work without using words like innovative and surreal The stories are almost hyper real as they involve small ideas taken to absurd extremes and the world that creates A man whose job is to break wobbly chairs by sitting in them An epidemic of people trying to cross rooms without touching the floor A house whose roof reflect A large approximately one square foot book jam packed with stories one extends across the front and back endpapers.It is almost impossible to discuss Ben Katchor s work without using words like innovative and surreal The stories are almost hyper real as they involve small ideas taken to absurd extremes and the world that creates A man whose job is to break wobbly chairs by sitting in them An epidemic of people trying to cross rooms without touching the floor A house whose roof reflects the state of th...


  7. says:

    If you ve ever read Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer or other strips Ben Katchor publishes in free weeklies, you know the crumbling, sooty urban core in which his characters ply obscure trades at the edge of relevance Hand Drying in America, his latest collection, plays out in the wider arena of the man made environment From the stolid Serpentine Bank for Savings now the Ping Tung Market to the bold mirrored finish of the Poleax Building, or the important work of The Committee for Arch If you ve ever read Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer or other strips Ben Katchor publishes in free weeklies, you know the crumbling, sooty urban core in which his characters ply obscure trades at the edge of relevance Hand Drying in America, his latest collection, plays out in the wider arena of the man made environment From the stolid Serpentine Bank for Savings now the Ping Tung Market to the bold mirrored finish of the Poleax Building, or the important work of The Committee for Architectural Neglect, Katchor explores what our structures say about us, and how we live with them Katchor s world is one of details writ large The Crumb Trap, The Cracked Cup Inspector and The Call of the Wall which sheds much needed light on the phenomenon of climbing around one s apartment by clinging to dado moldings elbow the ceiling , he zooms in on the most unzo...


  8. says:

    It took me a really long time to get into this book Ben Katchor definitely has a unique style, and I considered quitting this right away After a while, though, I came to realize that he was providing a savvy, wry commentary on societal change which he usually found not for the better Using the transition of everyday objects the shape of home building architecture, technological advances, the transition from flame to electric candles, etc Katchor details and in a way mourns the state of It took me a really long time to get into this book Ben Katchor definitely has a unique style, and I considered quitting this right away After a while, though, I came to realize that he was providing a savvy, wry commentary on societal change which he usually found not for the better Using the transition of everyday objects the shape of home building architecture, technological advances, the transition from flame to electric candles, etc Katchor details and in a way mourns the state of civilization at that moment As this book spans many years worth of drawings, it provides a fasci...


  9. says:

    Katchor is the curator of the petty grotesqueries of urban life and capitalism The Brotherhood of Immaculate Consumption Almost awkward, his trembly lines encase a sedate wash of darker colors Nothing is truly bright and shadow is king I m impressed by his diction mallow pink and his background tongue in cheek smart assery But his artifice, and modern pretense, is stripped dow...


  10. says:

    So we ve reached this curious point where we ve got graphic novel comic collections of an artist s take on urban planning, architecture, and modern culture But seriously, most of this book revolves around architecture.I m excited to see the medium get to this point.Possibly a little less excited by the book itself It was just a slowish read And frankly, often the pictures were not terribly descriptive I found it to be exactly like those vague yet brilliant architectural statements you hear, So we ve reached this curious point where we ve got graphic novel comic collections of an artist s take on urban planning, architecture, and modern culture ...

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