The Art of Folly
Tabori, Paul. The Art of Folly. First Edition. 1961. Book and dust jacket are both in very good condition.
This clever (and occasionally hilarious) book evaluates the idiosyncrasies of society “in terms of the three F’s—Fad, Fashion, and Folly.” It sees fads as comet-like, irregular and inexplicable. Fashion, however, is more like a planet in an orbit that guarantees an eventual return, even if it is “across so many centuries that only the historians are conscious of [the] rhythm.” This book is all text, no pictures, but it will delight readers with a droll sense of humor.
“People can ignore fads; they ignore fashion at their peril, though sometimes the unfashionable set a fashion by their very resistance to it.”