The History of My World

The History of My World

by Johanna Drucker
     
 

THE HISTORY of the/my WORLD provides a striking alternative to the familiar telling of historical events. Johanna Drucker's account of mythic and major moments in the course of western civilzation marches roughshod over received traditions. When before has anyone called Alexander the Great by a diminutive of his first name? Or published a documentary photograph of

Overview

THE HISTORY of the/my WORLD provides a striking alternative to the familiar telling of historical events. Johanna Drucker's account of mythic and major moments in the course of western civilzation marches roughshod over received traditions. When before has anyone called Alexander the Great by a diminutive of his first name? Or published a documentary photograph of the Last Supper? Or of Moses taking his first tentative steps into the waters of the Red Sea? This work interweaves references and irreverence, humor and insight, poetic language and an eclectic imagination. The combination of typographic innovation, visual puns, and linguistic play are unique elements of Drucker's style. A richly suggestive work combining the intersection of official history and individual memory, this work will permanently change your image of what comes after the opening line, In the beginning....

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781887123068
Publisher:
Granary Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/02/1996
Pages:
44
Product dimensions:
8.67(w) x 11.35(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author

Johanna Drucker is an author, book artist, visual theorist, and cultural critic. Her scholarly writing documents and critiques visual language: letterforms, typography, visual poetry and art. Drucker earned her B.F.A. from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1973 and her Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley in 1986. She is currently the Martin and Bernard Breslauer Professor at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA.She was previously the Robertson Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia, Professor of Art History at Purchase College, SUNY, Associate Professor of Art History at Yale University, and Assistant Professor of Art History at Columbia University and University of Texas, Dallas. She has also been the Digital Humanities Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center, Digital Cultures Fellow at UC Santa Barbara, and Mellon Faculty Fellow in Fine Arts at Harvard University.

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