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Counter Culture

The Allure of Mini-Mannequins

By Louise Fili,and Steven Heller,Photographs by Tony Cenicola

6-1/4 x 4-3/4 in; 256 pp;
Hardcover
October 2001
ISBN 9781568983042
ISBN10 1568983042

SKU# 9781568983042

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If sex sells, what better come-on for merchants of the repressed decades of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s than the come-hither wink of a coquettish countertop mannequin?In Counter Culture, Steven Heller and Louise Fili take us on a colorful peep show of these...
Counter Culture


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Counter Culture

If sex sells, what better come-on for merchants of the repressed decades of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s than the come-hither wink of a coquettish countertop mannequin?In Counter Culture, Steven Heller and Louise Fili take us on a colorful peep show of these sexy, sometimes erotic, but always fetishistic, plaster bodies and body parts. Theirs is a surreal look at how mannequins play on consumers' desires, acting as agents of seduction, beckoning us toward that ultimate act--the consumption of goods.In this entertaining book, Heller and Fili unearth the fault line between sex and shopping--between voyeurism and "just looking"--that underlies much of modern commerce.

 

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6-1/4 x 4-3/4 in; 256 pp;
Hardcover
October 2001
ISBN 9781568983042
ISBN10 1568983042

Louise Fili is principal of Louise Fili Ltd., and the recipient of numerous design awards. She lives in New York City.

Steven Heller is the art director of the New York Times Book Review. He is the author of over ninety books on graphic design, popular art, and satiric art. He lives in New York City.

Read an exclusive interview with Steven Heller.