Book Review: Obsessive Consumption


Princeton Architectural Press recently sent me a copy of Obsessive Consumption. What did you buy today?

I have to confess that at first I didn’t understand the book, since it is full of colorful drawings, but after paying more attention I found it very funny and entertaining.

The book, actually the drawings in the book, represent a selection of three year purchases of artist Kate Bingaman-Burt using all kind of patterns, lines and typographies.

Here is a small extract from the press release:

Our daily lives are filled with consumption- $1.50 for a cup of coffee, $5.95 for a magazine, $17.99 for headphones, $1.79 fro cough drops, $36.00 for a haircut. Whether bought out of necessity or indulgence, purchased alone or in group, everything we buy has its own story to tell.

We buy art supplies while feeling inspired, CDs while shopping with friends, and a new pair of jeans to give us a lift when we are feeling blue. Yet, these powerfully emotional experiences can be fleeting-quickly erased by the pull of the next “must-have” acquisition.

Really unique book I recommend to every artistic and creative mind.

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