Subtitle Glorious flamboyance, from Louis XIV to Lil Nas X

Simon Doonan
Price $24.95 / £16.99
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'Simon Doonan’s CAMP 100 is majestic, life-enhancing, packed with info and bang up to date. And, yes, I am featured. Surprised?' - Alan Carr

Celebrate the unapologetically, outrageously CAMP with this vivacious party of 100 people, objects,
art movements and much, much more.
What do Grace Jones, Benjamin Disraeli, Salvador Dali, K-Pop and a giant art nouveau vase covered in fairies and stuffed with peacock feathers have in common? Answer: they are all, wildly, completely and utterly ... Camp. Yes, C-A-M-P, that strange, hard-to-define quality.

Over the last few decades, Camp has been tucked up in her four-poster, fast asleep. But now, having been roused from slumber by Anna Wintour for the 2019 Met Ball, Camp is back, and she might just be the thing you need to make sense of – and add some humour and irony to – this crazy, all-too-serious world.

In this hilarious, era-defining book, author and cultural commentator Simon Doonan gets to grips with Camp. Who is she? Where did she come from and where did she go? Why is she back? Just who is Susan Sontag when she’s at home?! Beautifully illustrated throughout, the book includes 100 entries that are completely and unapologetically Camp – of course Dynasty, poodles and RuPaul are here, but vampires, tattoos, Queen Victoria and even cake? Absolutely. Doonan makes the Camp case for these as well.

The Camp 100 is a manifesto like no other, a manifesto to turn down the temperature dial and take the world a bit less seriously. In seeing ‘Camp’ in the most unlikely places, this book might revolutionize the way you see the world entirely.

Format Hardcover Book 208 Pages
ISBN 9780711289963
Size6.30 in x 8.27 in / 160.00 mm x 210.00 mm
Published Date September 26th, 2024
Simon Doonan
Simon Doonan is an author and cultural commentator. His books include Drag: The Complete Story and Transformer: A Story of Glitter, Glam Rock and Loving Lou Reed. His memoir Beautiful People was adapted for television by the BBC. Simon appears on the NBC hit show 'Making It'. He lives with his partner Jonathan Adler in New York and Florida.
Kenzo Hamazaki
Sao Paulo-based Kenzo Hamazaki makes joyful, vivid illustrations with soft shapes, bright colour palettes and stardust texture, capturing the simple magic and everyday beauty of our lives. He studied graphic design at The São Paulo State University and Communication Design at Hanyang University in South Korea, and has lived in Atlanta, Seoul, Mexico City, Cuiaba and Bauru.As an advocate for sustainability, Kenzo collaborates with like-minded clients. His illustrations furnished an entire edition of Brazilian magazine Globo, and Kenzo collaborated on the summer collection for fashion retailer Aragana. Kenzo’s recent clients include Apple, AirBnb, Adobe, and Spotify.
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