The Parameters of Postmodernism / Edition 1

The Parameters of Postmodernism / Edition 1

by Nicholas Zurbrugg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415105617

ISBN-13: 9780415105613

Pub. Date: 11/04/1993

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this book, Nicholas Zurbrugg demonstrates how contemporary artistic creativity discredits popular apocalyptic. Based on Zurbrugg's extensive interviews with a number of the leading postmodern artists, writers, and performers, this book offers a challenging, positive view of postmodern culture.  See more details below

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In this book, Nicholas Zurbrugg demonstrates how contemporary artistic creativity discredits popular apocalyptic. Based on Zurbrugg's extensive interviews with a number of the leading postmodern artists, writers, and performers, this book offers a challenging, positive view of postmodern culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415105613
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/04/1993
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1710L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Anti-Art or Ante-Art?1
Monumental Art or Submonumental Art?4
Eagleton and the Apocalyptic Fallacy5
Introducing the B-Effect7
Introducing the C-Effect8
Deploring/Exploring Hyperspace: Jameson and Cage10
Stupefaction or Enlivenment?13
Benjamin and the Loss of Aura15
Barthes, Belsey, and the Death of the Author16
Burger and the Death of the Avant-Garde18
Bonito-Oliva, Baudrillard, and the Collapse of the New20
Beckett, Brecht, and the Attractions of Antinarrative21
Beckett's Poetics of Failure/Brecht's Poetics of Interrogation23
Beckett, Brecht, and the Groan of the Text27
Warhol and the Grin of the Text27
Eagleton, Jameson, and Dehistoricized Culture29
Cage, Kostelanetz, and Value Judgments31
Jameson, Rauschenberg, and Premature Exasperation33
Cage, Rauschenberg, and Ryman34
Cage and Consumption35
Collective Narrative and the Struggle with Simulacra37
Depersonalized Culture or Repersonalized Culture?39
Cage and the Antilogic of the Text41
Beckett, Cage, and Nothing44
Beckett, Cage, and Programmatic Composition45
Purposeful Purposelessness or Nothing to Be Done?47
Jameson, Bourdieu, and the Destruction of Art and Taste49
Chion, Cage, and New Aesthetic Rationales50
Postmodernism's Purist Aesthetic52
Postmodernism's Hybrid Aesthetic54
Feldman, Crazy Contradiction, and the Conceptual, Artistic Life55
Pure "H" - Habermas and Communicative Rationality57
Beuys, Adorno, and the Silence of Marcel Duchamp60
Beuys, Cage, Buchloh, and the B-B-Effect64
Jappe, Jameson, and the Concept of Utopia68
Bense, Concrete Poetry, and the Dwindling of the Poetic Element70
Chopin, Human Vitality, and Technological Civilization73
Conz and the New Saints of the Avant-Garde75
A Problem in Design: Lax and Mann77
Postmodernism at Two Speeds: Hassan, Janco, and Seuphor81
Rainer, Robbe-Grillet, Reich, and the Turn to Interobjectivity85
Robbe-Grillet and the Re-turn to the Subjective Type of Writing88
Rainer and the Re-turn to Identity90
Reich and the Re-turn to Historical Realities92
Multimedia Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Gaburo and Ashley94
Monk and the Re-turn to Recurrence97
Umberto Eco and the Re-turn to the Middle Ages100
Grass and the Destruction of Mankind104
Grass, Mann, and the Re-turn to Forbidden Literature106
Ernst, Carrington, and the Re-turn of Surrealism109
Carrington, Cage, Beuys, and the Poetics of Resistance112
Cage, Carrington, Barthes, Burroughs, Bense: From Artha to Moksha114
Cage, Wolf, and the Re-turn to the Third Alternative116
Wolf, Mann, and the Authority of Literary Genres118
Muller, Beuys, and the Elevation of the Berlin Wall120
Muller, Brecht, and the Petrification of Hope123
Muller, Wilson, and the Re-turn to the Classics125
Huyssen and the Endgame of the Avant-Garde129
Huyssen, Popper, and the Electrification of the Avant-Garde132
Bunuel, Breton, Benjamin, Baudrillard, and the Myths of Mechanical Depersonalization137
DeLillo, Muller, Lyotard, Kroker, and the Panic Sensibility140
Ballard, The Kindness of Women, and Catharsis142
Beyond the Disappearance of Value: Anderson and Acker144
Toward Effective Communication: Kruger and Holzer148
Appropriation, Neutralization, and Reconciliation: Tillers and Johnson150
Independent Internationalism: Finlay and Lax152
Anderson and American Active Freedom155
Glass and Wilson: Alienation Effect or Empathy Effect?157
Burroughs, Walker, and the Pattern of Chaos159
Beckett, Warrilow, and the Clarity of Spirit160
Considered in Diagrammatic Summary: The Phases of Postmodernism162
The Modes of Modernism and Postmodernism164
Baudrillard or Cage? Degeneration or Affirmation?165
Burt, Wendt, and the Positive Parameters of Postmodernism168
Index173

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