BookLovers of Bath

Beautiful books for beautiful people...

Camp - Mark Booth

Quartet, 1983, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ snagged and rubbed at head and tail.

What is camp? The word is used to describe people, clothes, life styles, paintings, literature, music, architecture and interior design. Camp is an attempt to identify and define the phenomenon and to plot its history and characteristics. Mark Booth unearths the roots of camp in Roman decadence, in Mannerism and in the conspicuous consumption of Versailles in the reign of Louis XIV. He looks at the behaviour of Regency dandies, fin-de-siecle aesthetes, bright young things in the 'twenties, literary cliques in the 'thirties, yesterday's pop art and today's pop music. Celebrating as it analyses, Camp is a unique contribution to cultural and social history. With contribution to cultural and social history. With almost two hundred pictures covering the whole gamut of camp from Carpaccio to David Bowie, it is also a delight to look at. 189pp. Index. Size: 10" x 7" Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
ISBN: 0704323532

£ (Now Sold)