Gregory R. Miller & Co., 2006 - Art - 65 pages
Jewels buried in a grave, cigarettes smoked in $100 bills, champagne poured into a bathtub--these perverse, irrational acts are also somehow thrilling. Profane Waste explores the workings of an unacknowledged taboo: the taboo against willful dissipation. Dana Hoey, an acclaimed photographer appearing here in her first book, presents a series of 30 haunting images that are at once ultra-real and uncanny. Bestselling biographer and social critic Gretchen Rubin uses lucid analysis and explosive examples--the actions of Rauschenberg, Jesus, Ivan Boesky, Thoreau and Goebbels, among others--to demonstrate the power of the title concept. Together, Hoey's photographs and Rubin's provocative arguments create a shock of recognition: they lay bare intentions that stand outside the conventional goals of acquisition and accumulation.
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Review: Profane WasteUser Review - Rachel - Goodreads
Quick read, thought provoking essay with accompanying photographs. I picked it up since I'm on a Gretchen Rubin kick and I wasn't disappointed. Read full review
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Basically an essay with accompanying photographs, this is a quick but fascinating read. While I found many of the photos to be interesting and to illustrate very well the idea of profane waste, I ... Read full review
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I gave this phenomenon a name, profane waste, to explain actions like: ... I kept collecting examples of profane waste wherever I saw them. ...
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Gregory R. Miller & Co. - Profane Waste, Dana Hoey, Gretchen Rubin
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Gretchen Rubin - Books and Articles - Profane Waste - About Dana Hoey
Profane Waste Main. About photographer Dana Hoey. Table of Contents · True Stories · Notes on the Collaboration: Gretchen Rubin and Dana Hoey ...
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