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New York : Universe Publishing, 2007
E169.12 .H55 2007
What is America? It's Monopoly and Mickey Mouse - but it's also Barbed Wire and the Can Opener. It's the Declaration of Independence - but it's also Barbie and the Playboy Centerfold - Alfred E. Neuman and Muhammad Ali - Dr. Spock and Dr. Strangelove - the Edsel and our landing on the moon!
Iconic America celebrates the snap, crackle and pop of American popular culture with a stunning juxtaposition of over 400 iconic and iconoclastic images chosen from the unique melting pot of the American experience. As Tommy Hilfiger writes in his preface, "In a sad time of self-inflicted anti-Americanism, George Lois and I have endeavored to craft an enlightening book that reminds the world, as well as our fellow citizens, of the variety and magnificence of American pop culture." The influence that these iconic images have had on the world is inarguable. Inspired by fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger's passion for Americana, and provocateur designer George Lois' visual power, this treasury of American icons is presented as a mosaic in which every piece represents a unique, and sometimes quirky, aspect of the American spirit, dramatizing the national ethos in a startlingly refreshing new way, making us think about who we are and what we stand for, and perhaps, where we should be headed.
So let's take a roller-coaster ride through the eye-popping panorama of American pop culture. (Fasten your seatbelts - it's going to be a bumpy ride!)
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