Door Luc Sante
Jaar van uitgave
|Book in slipcase (decorated as sigarette pack).|
Can you imagne Groucho Marx without a cigar? Do you remember that few years ago smoking was allowed in airplanes? Can you tell when New York stopped smoking? In the not so distant past, posing seductively with a cigarette was de rigueur for Hollywood types. How many celebrities today dare to even hold one? 'No Smoking' is a tribute to the 20th century, a century that created, promoted, and glorified the cigarette and then suddenly declared war on it. For decades, smoking has been associated with freedom, elegance, or insolence. Born in the late 19th century and heavily demonized in the early 21th, the cigarette's history coincides with a century of glamour and industry. Today, in most Western countries smoking is coinsidered a provocation, a shameful urge, almost uncool. 'No Smoking' is ... ()a social retrospective on the cigarette, its momentous birth, its alluring peak, its disreputable downfall.
Onze gebruikte boeken verkeren in goede tweedehands staat, tenzij hierboven anders beschreven. Kleine onvolkomenheden zijn niet altijd vermeld.