Anti-Aesthetic: Essays on Postmodern Culture

Anti-Aesthetic: Essays on Postmodern Culture

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by Hal Foster
     
 

ISBN-10: 1565847423

ISBN-13: 9781565847422

Pub. Date: 04/01/2002

Publisher: New Press, The


For the past thirty years, Hal Foster has pushed the boundaries of cultural criticism, establishing a vantage point from which the seemingly disparate agendas of artists, patrons, and critics have a telling coherence. In The Anti-Aesthetic, preeminent critics such as Jean Baudrillard, Rosalind Krauss, Fredric Jameson, and Edward Said consider the full range…  See more details below

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For the past thirty years, Hal Foster has pushed the boundaries of cultural criticism, establishing a vantage point from which the seemingly disparate agendas of artists, patrons, and critics have a telling coherence. In The Anti-Aesthetic, preeminent critics such as Jean Baudrillard, Rosalind Krauss, Fredric Jameson, and Edward Said consider the full range of postmodern cultural production, from the writing of John Cage, to Cindy Sherman's film stills, to Barbara Kruger's collages. With a redesigned cover and a new afterword that situates the book in relation to contemporary criticism, The Anti-Aesthetic provides a strong introduction for newcomers and a point of reference for those already engaged in discussions of postmodern art, culture, and criticism. Includes a new afterword by Hal Foster and 12 black and white photographs.

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ISBN-13:
9781565847422
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,429,616
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Postmodernism: A Preface
Modernity - An Incomplete Project3
Towards a Critical Regionalism: Six Points for an Architecture of Resistance16
Sculpture in the Expanded Field31
On the Museum's Ruins43
The Discourse of Others: Feminists and Postmodernism57
The Object of Post-Criticism83
Postmodernism and Consumer Society111
The Ecstasy of Communication126
Opponents, Audiences, Constituencies and Community135

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Anti-Aesthetic: Essays on Postmodern Culture 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This book is actually pretty boring, with some of the essays. However, many parts are interesting, and so I suggest this book to a high-level reader that has plenty of extra time, for this is not a book that you can read for true enjoyment. 4 stars www.rippazinc.co.nr