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Provides a lucid exposition of Post-Modernism in art and architecture. This book clarifies a tradition that is thriving but still very much misunderstood. The reader is presented with many examples of art and architecture appropriate to Post-Modernism as well as being introduced to the history which preceded it, facilitating a much clearer understanding of the overall concept and initiating a thirst for more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781854904287
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/1996
  • Series: What Is...Series , #1
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 81
  • Product dimensions: 8.94 (w) x 9.57 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition 6
Pt. 1 The Logic of History 10
Who Are We? 11
Post-Modern Chooses Us 13
Capsule History 17
Pt. 2 Post-Modern Culture 21
The Protestant Crusade 21
The Protestant Inquisition Amplifies the Enemy 27
Post-Modernism as Double Coding 29
The Counter-Reformation in Architecture 38
Post-Modern Art - Subverting While Inscribing 41
The Confusion of Late- with Post-Modernism 43
Pt. 3 Post-Modern Society 50
The Post-Modern Information World and the Rise of the Cognitariat 50
The Post-National World: Culture Acceleration 55
The Post-National World: Thinking Wild Thoughts 62
Post-Socialism and Socitalism 66
Pt. 4 The Universe as Measure 70
A New Metanarrative? 70
Index 78
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2000

    A valueble art book worth reading.

    When I first read the book what is post moderism, I was surprised about good detailed examples of how postmodernism had a big impact on American modern art.

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