Friday, 29 May 2009
the medium is the massage
Not the greatest of Penguin covers but the content makes up for it. It's a bit of a bizarre mish mash of photography typography and illustration all trying to make the point that society is shaped by the way we communicate and not what we communicate. The blurb is a review by A. M. Schlesinger Jr 'It is a chaotic combination of bland assertion, astute guesswork, fake analogy, dazzling insight, hopeless nonsense, shockmanship, showmanship, wisecracks and oracular mystification, all mingling cockily and indiscriminately in an endless random monologue. It also, in my judgement, contains a deeply serious argument.' That says it all really.