The Post-Modern Reader / Edition 2

The Post-Modern Reader / Edition 2

by Charles Jencks, Eva Branscome, Lea-Catherine Szacka
     
 

Post-Modernism has been debated, attacked and defended for over three decades. It is, however, not just a fashion or style but part of a greater movement in all areas of culture, and one which stubbornly persists like its parent, Modernism. The Post-Modern Reader is a seminal anthology that presents this trend in all its diversity, as a convergence in

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Post-Modernism has been debated, attacked and defended for over three decades. It is, however, not just a fashion or style but part of a greater movement in all areas of culture, and one which stubbornly persists like its parent, Modernism. The Post-Modern Reader is a seminal anthology that presents this trend in all its diversity, as a convergence in architecture and literature, sociology and cultural theory, feminism and theology, science and economics.

For this new edition, editor Charles Jencks has provided an entirely new definitive introductory essay ‘What Then Is Post-Modernism?’ that reflects on the movement’s coming of age. The book also encompasses essential classic texts on the subject by John Barth, Umberto Eco, David Harvey, Jane Jacobs, Jean-François Lyotard and Robert Venturi, while imcorporating new articles by Felipe Fernández-Armesto, John Gray, Ihab Hassan and Anatole Kaletsky. Each text is introduced and contextualized got the reader with a new short introductory passage.

  • A new edition of a classic anthology of 26 texts covering the full gamut of Post-Modern thought from architecture and literature to economics and theology.
  • The Reader includes key texts by John Barth, Umberto Eco, David Harvey, Jane Jacobs, Jean-François Lyotard and Robert Venturi.
  • A book edited by the most influential figure behind the Post-Modern movement – Charles Jencks.
  • A timely and informative publication for students that captures the renewed interest in Post-Modernism.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470748664
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/25/2011
Series:
AD Reader Series, #4
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface6
List of Contributors8
Ch. 1New Culture Theory
The Postmodern Agenda10
Mapping the Postmodern40
Postscript to The Name of the Rose73
Theorising the Postmodern76
Post-Modernism as Culmination94
Defining the Post-Modern119
Ch. 2Late Modernism as Postmodernism
What is Postmodernism?138
The Ecstasy of Communication151
Modernity: An Unfinished Project158
Ch. 3Literature, Art, Architecture, Film
The Literature of Replenishment172
Mimesis and Diegesis in Modern Fiction181
Pluralism in Postmodern Perspective196
What is the Postmodern?208
The Post-Avant-Garde215
Blue Velvet: Postmodern Contradictions225
Postmodern Architecture234
Ch. 4Sociology, Politics, Geography
The Coming of the Post-Industrial Society250
Fordism and Post-Fordism267
Taking Los Angeles Apart277
The Condition of Postmodernity299
Ch. 5Feminism
Feminism and Postmodernism318
The Discourse of Others333
Ch. 6Science and Religion
Chaos and Complexity350
The Reenchantment of Science354
Creativity and Postmodern Religion373
Postmodern Science and a Postmodern World383
The Postmodern Challenge to Biology392
Gaia and Evolution399
Why We Need a Global Ethic409

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