How has the consumer industry incorporated the aesthetic parameter, resulting in a widespread hedonism and a democratization of artistic fruition? Artistic capitalism has transformed us in aesthetic consumers.
Gilles Lipovetsky is Professor at the University of Grenoble. Studying the transformations of contemporary society, he has recently dealt with the "aestheticization of the world" and the "artistic capitalism," discussing the implications of democratization of aesthetic parameters in social life. Among his books in Italian: Il tempo del lusso (Palermo 2007); Una felicità paradossale. Sulla società dell’iperconsumo (Milano 2007); Il tempo del lusso (Palermo 2008); La cultura-mondo. Risposta a una società disorientata (Milano 2009); L’era del vuoto. Saggi sull’individualismo contemporaneo (Milano 2013).