Romance of Commerce and Culture by James Sloan Allen
Capitalism, Modernism, and the Chicago-Aspen Crusade for Cultural Reform

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This is the lively story of how art and ideas formed alliances with consumer capitalism in mid-tweentieth-century America and of how the 'corporate image' was born.
 

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Published October 1, 1983 by University of Chicago Press. 352 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Science & Math, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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The story of Aspen from humanist ideal to narcissist haunt—or, in headline terms, from Albert Schweitzer to Claudine Longer—is perhaps the purest, most ironic illustration of the commodification of culture in our time.

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