Recodings / Edition 1

Recodings / Edition 1

by Hal Foster
     
 

ISBN-10: 1565844645

ISBN-13: 9781565844643

Pub. Date: 09/01/1998

Publisher: New Press, The

For the past few decades Hal Foster’s critical gaze has encompassed the increasingly complex machinery of the culture industry. His observations push the boundaries of cultural criticism to establish a vantage point from which the seemingly disparate agendas of artists, patrons, and critics have a telling coherence. Recodings has become the classic

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For the past few decades Hal Foster’s critical gaze has encompassed the increasingly complex machinery of the culture industry. His observations push the boundaries of cultural criticism to establish a vantage point from which the seemingly disparate agendas of artists, patrons, and critics have a telling coherence. Recodings has become the classic “primer in poststructuralist debate” (Village Voice). The essays present a constellation of concerns about the limits and myths of postmodernism, the uses and abuses of historicism, the connections of recent art and architecture with media spectacle and institutional power, and the transformations of the avant garde and of cultural politics generally.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565844643
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
0.55(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction1
ISigns and Symptoms
Against Pluralism13
Between Modernism and the Media33
The Expressive Fallacy59
Contemporary Art and Spectacle79
Subversive Signs99
II(Post)Modern Polemics
(Post)Modern Polemics121
For a Concept of the Political in Contemporary Art139
Readings in Cultural Resistance157
The "Primitive" Unconscious of Modern Art, or White Skin Black Masks181
Notes
Index

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