The Image

The Image
Daniel J. Boorstin

Staying in print for fifty years gives a book of cultural criticism some bragging rights, and there’s no denying Boorstin was prescient in a lot of ways I think he would have rather not been. I can only imagine what he’d say about the Internet. To be critical, I’m still very fuzzy on where he locates the spontaneous, natural “reality” that the graphic revolution turned into images and pseudo-events, but he’d probably say that’s not surprising given the media environment I grew up in. Otherwise there’s a lot to underline here and reflect upon.