10-second review: The best summary of "Camp" is in the last sentence: "It's good because it's awful." An attempt by the author to define the indefinable. Could serve as a model.
“Taste has no system and no proof.”
“Camp is a vision of the world in terms of style—but a particular kind of style. It is the love of the exaggerated.”
“The thing as pure artifice.”
“The hallmark of camp is the spirit of extravagance.”
“Camp…incarnates a victory of ‘style’ over extravagance.”
“Style is everything….”
“…that there exists…a good taste of bad taste.”
“Camp taste is, above all, a mode of enjoyment, of appreciation—not judgment....”
Comment: Still don't understand "camp"? Read the essay. RayS.
Best American Essays of the Century. Editors: Oates and Atwan.