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The Post-Modern Reader By Charles Jencks

The Post-Modern Reader

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The reader reprints extracts of key historical texts - those of Daniel Bell on the post-industrial society and Jean-Francois Lyotard on the post-modern condition. The new cultural logic of contested pluralism is analysed in seminal papers by Andreas Hyssen and Jim Collins.
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The Post-Modern Reader by Charles Jencks

The reader reprints extracts of key historical texts - those of Daniel Bell on the post-industrial society and Jean-Francois Lyotard on the post-modern condition. The new cultural logic of contested pluralism is analysed in seminal papers by Andreas Hyssen and Jim Collins. The fundamental ideas on post-modern literature are defined by Umberto Eco, John Barth and David Lodge and the theories they present challenge the notion of post-modernism as an ultra avant-garde movement and the expression of a consumer society. For this second edition of the book, Charles Jencks presents a new overview of the Post-Modern, reflecting its maturity as a movement.

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About Charles Jencks


Charles Jencks is an architectural theorist, landscape architect and designer, whose books on the history and criticism of Modernism and Post-Modernism are widely regarded throughout the world. His 1977 book The Language of Post-Modern Architecture, which has evolved over seven new editions, defined Post-Modernism as a cultural movement and popularized its use in relation to architecture. He is currently writing a new definitive book on the subject , The Story of Post-Modernism, for publication in the autumn of 2011 for Wiley. In recent years, Jencks has become a leading figure in landscape architecture. He continues to write and lecture internationally.

Table of Contents


Preface. Charles Jencks: Post-Modernism - The Ism that Returns. Part 1. Defining the Post-Modern. Charles Jencks: What Then Is Post-Modernism? Jean-Francois Lyotard: Answering the Question" What Is Postmodernism? Andreas Huyssen: Mapping the Postmodern. Margaret A Rose: Defining the Post-Modern. Part 2. Literature and Architecture. John Barth: The Literature of Replenishment. Umberto Eco: The Postscript to The Name of the Rose: Postmodernism, Irony, the Enjoyable. Linda Hutcheon: Theorising the Postmodern: Towards a Poetics. Ihab Hassan: From Postmodernism to Postmodernity: The Local/Global Context. Felipe Fernandez-Armesto: Pillars and Posts: Fondations and Future of Post-Modernism. Jane Jacobs: The Kind Problem a City Is. Robert Venturi: Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture. Charles Jencks: The Language of Post-Modern Architecture and the Complexity Paradigm. Paolo Portoghesi: What Is the Postmodern? Part 3. Sociology, Economics, Feminism, Science. Zygmunt Bauman: Is There A Postmodern Sociology? David Harvey: The Condition of Postmodernity. Robin Murray: Fordism and Post-Fordism. Anatole Kaletsky: 9/15 - The Birthpangs of Post-Modern Economics? Susan Rubin Suleiman: Femiinism and Postmodernism: A Question of Politics. Craig Owens: The Discourse of Others: Feminists and Postmodernism. Tito Arecchi: Chaos and Complexity. John Gray: Evangelical Atheism, Secular Christianity. David Ray Griffin: The Reenchantment of Science. David Bohm: Postmodern Science and a Postmodern World. Charles Birch: The Postmodern Challenge to Biology. Edward Goldsmith: Gaia and Evolution. Index.

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GOR006894658
The Post-Modern Reader by Charles Jencks
Charles Jencks
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Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Wiley & Sons Inc
2010-11-19
352
0470748664
9780470748664
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