Praise for Daniel J. Boorstin's The Image
“A very informative and entertaining and chastising book.”
“A book that everyone in America should read every few years. Stunning in its prescience, it explains virtually every aspect of our mass media's evolution and seductiveness.”
—Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Visit From the Goon Squad
“An engrossing book—sensitive, thoughtful, damning, dead on target and in most respects unanswerable.”
“Excellent. . . It is the book to end all books about ‘The American Image’—what it is, who projects it, what effect it has at home or abroad.”
“A brilliant and original essay about the black arts and corrupting influences of advertising and public relations.”
“Boorstin’s book tells us how to see and listen, and how to think about what we see and hear.”
This book is a fascinating piece of insight, clarity, and honesty well worth the reading.
Boorstin's thoughts about the state of our culture and the historical influences that have led here are insightful and even, in a way, prophetic.
We have singing and dancing contests to birth the next celebrities in litters with a gestation period corresponding to the TV viewing season.
Great companion to Hidden History also by Boorstin. Thought provoking and eye-opening!Published 1 month ago by LolaPop
Although this book was written in the early 60's it eloquently sets forth what has become the American penchant for the superficial. Read morePublished 7 months ago by The lone Reader
It is what I wanted when I wanted it as I wanted it in the new condition as I ordered.Published 8 months ago by Stephen C Bentley
The book is a classic. I came back to read this edition after previously reading many years ago.
I am just parenthetically commenting on the afterward, written by a... Read more
THis is a very insightful analysis into American culture as designed and sculpted by advertisers and journalists. Although written decades ago it is still relevant.Published 10 months ago by wes patience
Boorstin brings us truth first and then defends his premise with anecdotes, proofs and the mechanics behind those crafting the new vision for modern democratic society. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Len Garden
As I have decided to do of late, rather than give my own opinion per se. Read more
This book was written decades ago, but it's far more relevant to today's society than any pop sociology books that are coming out today. Read morePublished 15 months ago by T.
I thought I was the only genius who had figured out the pseudo-events business until I found that Boorstin beat me to it by a couple of years. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Edward Clark, Jr.