in Conceptual Art (Themes & Movements) by Peter Osborne (Phaidon 2011)
... all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation.
... the spectacle presents itself as something enormously positive, indisputable and inaccessible. It says nothing more than 'that which appears is good, that which is good appears'. The attitude which it demands in principle is passive acceptance which in fact it already obtained by its manner of appearing without reply, by its monopoly of appearance.