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Hand Drying in America and Other Stories

By Ben Katchor

**Time Magazine's Best Books of the Year 2013**
**NPR's Best Books of the Year 2013**

WITH BEAUTIFUL FULL-COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT

From one of the most original and imaginative American cartoonists at work today comes a collection of graphic narratives on the subjects of urban planning, product design, and architecture—a surrealist handbook for the rebuilding of society in the twenty-first century.

Ben Katchor, a master at twisting mundane commodities into surreal objects of social significance, now takes on the many ways our property influences and reflects cultural values. Here are window-ledge pillows designed expressly for people-watching and a forest of artificial trees for sufferers of hay fever. The Brotherhood of Immaculate Consumption deals with the matter of products that outlive their owners; a school of dance is based upon the choreographic motion of paying with cash; high-visibility construction vests are marketed to lonely people as a method of getting noticed. With cutting wit Katchor reveals a world similar to our own—lives are defined by possessions, consumerism is a kind of spirituality—but also slightly, fabulously askew. Frequently and brilliantly bizarre, and always mesmerizing, Hand-Drying in America ensures that you will never look at a building, a bar of soap, or an ATM the same way.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780307906908


Format: Book
Author: Katchor, Ben
Title: Hand drying in America and other stories / Ben Katchor.
Publisher Date: New York : Pantheon Books, 2013.
Subject: Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States Graphic novels
Isbn: 9780307906908 0307906906
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Format: Book
Author: Katchor, Ben
Title: Hand drying in America and other stories / Ben Katchor.
Edition: First edition
Publisher, Date: New York : Pantheon Books, 2013.
Description: 159 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 32 cm.
Subjects: Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States
Subjects: Graphic novels
Notes: "This work was originally serialized in Metropolis magazine between 1998 and 2012"-- facing t.p.
LCCN: 2012018003
ISBN: 9780307906908
ISBN: 0307906906
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Call Number: Graphic novel Katchor