Deleuze shortly before his death - he committed suicide by throwing himself from his flat in Paris - recorded one of the Arte Channel's most fascinating philosophical programmes, Abecedaire ("Alphabet"), in which he introduced a subject starting with a letter of the alphabet. "A" was for "animal", "G" for "gauche" (left-wing), and B was for "boisson" (drink). The "S" for "suicide" has yet to be broadcast.
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Eagerly Anticipating: I Just Arrived In Paris: Louis Vuitton, Fall–Winter 2014/15: Juergen Teller: Nicholas Ghesquière : SteidlSubmitted by Wayne on Thu, 2014-07-24 15:54.
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Reference Library: The Beautiful People's Beauty Book: How To Achieve The Look And Manner...: Princess Luciana PignatelliSubmitted by Wayne on Wed, 2014-07-09 03:06.
Ok, that bit about the jhassoul soap ( or ghassoul as my jar proclaims)... works. As does the pointed advice about preferring Filipino cigars instead of skin-sallowing cigarettes. In any case, I was never going to argue with anyone who starts life as the normal enough Luciana Malgeri, before marrying up all the way to principessa level. And then that futuristic taste in eye-wear, (Run DMC would have spasmed in envy): that was bound to be a deal clincher.
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Published on New Year's Day this year, Rene Girard's "The One By Whom Scandal Comes" is the philosopher's latest extension of his great theory of mimetic desire. In a world where post-modern post-structuralism has been so institutionalized so as to form its own orthodoxy (oh the irony), Girard's philosophical certitude, attendant to a Christian theology, moral in its considerations and humanistic in its concerns, hovers at the edge of intellectual unfashionability.
Current Reading: Lacan: Reading Seminar XX : Lacan's Major Work On Love, Knowledge and Feminine Sexuality.Submitted by Wayne on Fri, 2014-05-30 01:23.
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This book is an exciting step back in time to when Männer Vogue was Germany’s leading men’s fashion magazine. During Männer Vogue’s golden age between 1984 and 1989, Swiss-born Beda Achermann was the magazine’s creative director and left his iconic style on a generation of graphic designers, typographers, photographers, fashion journalists and stylists.
Current Reading: The Empire of Fashion: Dressing Modern Democracy : Gilles Lipovetsky : Translated by Catherine PorterSubmitted by Wayne on Mon, 2014-04-28 21:36.
Fashion as a vehicle for democratic values and an agent of the social revolution built around the veneration of the 'individual'? What a riot this sentiment must have caused in academic circles in 1995, when "The Empire Of Fashion" was first published. But as fashion, the concept, has evolved from a hermetic dialogue built around upper-class privilege into a vehicle of popular expression (and we do mean Pop ), French thinker Gilles Lipovsetsky has proven to be more than prophetic, even if he was never optimistic about the psychological implications of this occurrence in the first place.
TI DATE: Afternoon reading: Francine Prose: 'Lovers at the Chameleon Club': BookMarc (NY) 04: 23: 13Submitted by Wayne on Thu, 2014-04-17 22:37.