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The Anti-aesthetic : essays on postmodern culture /

by Foster, Hal [author]; Foster, Hal [editor].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: 1st edition.Description: xvi, 159 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 094192002X; 9780941920025; 0941920011; 9780941920018.Subject(s): Arts, Modern -- 20th century | Civilization, Modern | Modernism (Aesthetics) | Postmodernism | Civilization, Modern -- 1950-
Contents:
Postmodernism : a preface / Hal Foster -- Modernity : an incomplete project / Jürgen Habermas -- Towards a critical regionalism : six points for an architecture of resistance / Kenneth Frampton -- Sculpture in the expanded field / Rosalind Krauss -- On the museum's ruins / Douglas Crimp -- The discourse of others : feminists and postmodernism / Craig Owens -- The object of post-criticism / Gregory L. Ulmer -- Postmodernism and consumer society / Fredric Jameson -- The ecstasy of communication / Jean Baudrillard -- Opponents, audiences, constituencies, and community / Edward W. Said.
Summary: The essays in this collection are thematically sophisticated and they display a concrete grasp of contemporary art practice. They become all the more intersting as they argue, sometimes implicitly and sometimes explicitly, one with another. In its heterogeneity, its energy, its polemics, and also its worries, this collection is true to the postmodern culture it describes. It is probably the most useful, serious and rewarding anthology of its kind; it should be read by anyone concerned with the practice and theory of contemporary art. -- Back cover
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English edition entitled: Postmodern culture.

Includes bibliographical references.

Postmodernism : a preface / Hal Foster -- Modernity : an incomplete project / Jürgen Habermas -- Towards a critical regionalism : six points for an architecture of resistance / Kenneth Frampton -- Sculpture in the expanded field / Rosalind Krauss -- On the museum's ruins / Douglas Crimp -- The discourse of others : feminists and postmodernism / Craig Owens -- The object of post-criticism / Gregory L. Ulmer -- Postmodernism and consumer society / Fredric Jameson -- The ecstasy of communication / Jean Baudrillard -- Opponents, audiences, constituencies, and community / Edward W. Said.

The essays in this collection are thematically sophisticated and they display a concrete grasp of contemporary art practice. They become all the more intersting as they argue, sometimes implicitly and sometimes explicitly, one with another. In its heterogeneity, its energy, its polemics, and also its worries, this collection is true to the postmodern culture it describes. It is probably the most useful, serious and rewarding anthology of its kind; it should be read by anyone concerned with the practice and theory of contemporary art. -- Back cover

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