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A study of Kitsch as it prevails in society with particular reference to suburban South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Page LA en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T08:12:29Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T08:12:29Z
dc.date.created 1983 en
dc.date.submitted 1984 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/23962
dc.description.abstract Consider the possibility of the remnants of our present day society being excavated and studied in centuries to come. Imagine the craftsmanship, the art, artefacts and architecture that will then be compared to those of the past centuries. Our entire culture will be labelled by the endless array of rubbish that has become an integral part of our lives. The increasing prevalence of kitsch in the society goes almost unnoticed where it should be causing concern. Few people are aware of its existence, or the permanent aesthetic scars induced by this prevalence. How has this cult of sheer awfulness come about and why has it become prevalent? It is impossible to pursue all the avenues of kitsch - so vast is it - but it is the purpose of this study to try and answer some of the questions, in order to make people more aware of what has crept into our society, to help them become more discriminating, and not merely to level criticism at the perpetrators of kitsch. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Fine arts and History of art en
dc.subject Art philosophy en
dc.title A study of Kitsch as it prevails in society with particular reference to suburban South Africa en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree M Fine Art en


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