The System of Objects

The System of Objects ranks as one of the most important books of poststructuralist cultural criticism. Pressing Freudian and Saussurean categories into the service of a basically Marxist perspective, Baudrillard offers a cultural critique of the commodity in consumer society, classifying the everyday objects of the ‘new technical order’. He subjects home furnishing and interior design to a celebrated semiological analysis.


‘A sharp-shooting Lone Ranger of the post-Marxist left.’New York Times