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Is that an idea under there, or are you just happy to see me?,
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This review is from: Designing Pornotopia: Travels in Visual Culture (Paperback)
I like to take chances on books, and this is one of them. I hope someone else comes along to write something really insightful and postive about this book, 'cause I'm not. "...concise, riveting prose" Maybe for lack of ideas. "truly indispensable addition" Maybe if you're a dunderhead that thinks life has changed a little since Madonna turned oour entire world upside down--uh, almost--with her shocking self-expose' of a coffee table book. Sorry, I find that many of these essays meander far from the sexy pitch. I was hoping Rem Koolhaus would fill me in on why his quirky boxes should be getting me all hot and bothered, but mostly I learned he has an elusive and dark presence in your company. And then I frittered away a few more mornings with the usual claptrap of dingy magazines that make something of sexual toys beyond their ostensible function, and designer rehash of Pop strategies. OK, there are some essays here that relate to the title. But for the most, I find the author "not on task." Appropriately, I got all excited by the titilating come-on, but in my dull straight world, the dish is a guy. I deflate.