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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221259542
Shaping : CARTONNE
Pages : 160
Size : 165 x 220 mm
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Trends

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Release date : 13/10/2022
An illustrated book that will help you free yourself from the diktat of trends
In print or on screen, in our closets, our houses and even inside our minds, trends find always a way of insinuating themselves in our lives. Ephemeral but always convincing, flowing from the heart of an era marked by the loss of values as well as by a lack of... In print or on screen, in our closets, our houses and even inside our minds, trends find always a way of insinuating themselves in our lives. Ephemeral but always convincing, flowing from the heart of an era marked by the loss of values as well as by a lack of orientation, trends are subjugating us. We buy thick socks and light candles to cozy up next to a fire in hygge style, even if we do not have a chimney. We doggedly follow rosy-cheeked influencers into their culinary extravaganzas as well as on their trips to their newly acquired luxurious country cottages – even if they rarely spend any time there. We buy the latest and completely dispensable technological gimmicks and we talk to our phones, our watches and our lamps. We wear t-shirts adorned with slogans of the latest woke tendencies in an attempt to effortlessly and lazily embrace some half-baked and capitalist ideas of social engagement. Those who have the necessary means spend their holidays in luxurious tree house-spas that are supposed to make them rediscover the colors of nature – the less fortuned can always go to the Senlis forest next to Paris and hug a tree.
Without preaching but with a good dosage of humor, the authors show us the vital importance of unfollowing all these absurd injunctions which, by pretending to give us the keys to a happy and purposeful life, are in fact reducing us to the role of consumers destroying our planet and sacrificing real life for simulacra of life.        
 
Key points
With caustic humor, this pastiche of a self improvement guide explores trends that are symptomatic for the ailments of our time
A new and refreshing perspective on current trends regrouped in 5 chapters dedicated to lifestyle, well being, fashion, radicalism and decorating, which are presented from a philosophical, a sociological or an environmental point of view
An elegant and punchy design accompanied by colorful illustrations, photographs, charts and other visual content
Two well known authors who show in every chapter 24 hours in the life of a person addicted to a special trend
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EAN : 9782221259542
Shaping : CARTONNE
Pages : 160
Size : 165 x 220 mm
Robert Laffont