CAMP: The Lie That Tells the Truth

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CAMP: The Lie That Tells the Truth
Philip Core / designed by Ken Kitchen
Delilah / 1984 / first edition / paperback / 7.2 x 9.8 in / 256 pp / b+w / eng / ASIN: B00G9JVVNQ / weight: 1.2 lb
Condition: very good, back cover slightly dingy from handling, interior clean and unmarked

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“I am a lie that tells the truth.” Jean Cocteau’s 1922 quip to Vanity Fair is the paradox at the heart of Philip Core's pop history of camp—the social, cultural, and aesthetic sensibility most often associated with gay culture that as Susan Sontag describes in her 1964 Notes on Camp: “revels in artifice, stylization, theatricalization, irony, playfulness, and exaggeration.” Camp: The Lie That Tells the Truth celebrates two centuries of this cultural phenomenon with 150 photos and spirited foreword by England's most outrageous cultural commentator George Melly.

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