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The Post-Modern Reader

Author/EditorJencks, Charles ~~~~ (Author)
ISBN: 9780470748664
Pub Date19/11/2010
BindingPaperback
Pages352
Edition2nd Ed
Dimensions (mm)244(h) * 169(w) * 22(d)
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 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.

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.

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.

Preface Charles Jencks 8 Post-Modernism - The Ism that Returns Part 1 Defining the Post-Modern 12 Charles Jencks 14 What Then Is Post-Modernism? Jean-Francois Lyotard 38 Answering the Question: What Is Postmodernism? Andreas Huyssen 54 Mapping the Postmodern Margaret A Rose 65 Defining the Post-Modern Part 2 Literature and Architecture 82 John Barth 84 The Literature of Replenishment Umberto Eco 95 The Postscript to The Name of the Rose: Postmodernism, Irony, the Enjoyable Linda Hutcheon 98 Theorising the Postmodern: Towards a Poetics Ihab Hassan 114 From Postmodernism to Postmodernity: The Local/Global Context Felipe Fernandez-Armesto 125 Pillars and Posts: Foundations and Future of Post-Modernism Jane Jacobs 138 The Kind of Problem a City Is Robert Venturi 151 Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture Charles Jencks 162 The Language of Post-Modern Architecture and the Complexity Paradigm Paolo Portoghesi 178 What Is the Postmodern? Part 3 Sociology, Economics, Feminism, Science 186 Zygmunt Bauman 188 Is There a Postmodern Sociology? David Harvey 199 The Condition of Postmodernity Robin Murray 220 Fordism and Post-Fordism Anatole Kaletsky 232 9/15 - The Birthpangs of Post-Modern Economics? Susan Rubin Suleiman 243 Feminism and Postmodernism: A Question of Politics Craig Owens 260 The Discourse of Others: Feminists and Postmodernism Tito Arecchi 279 Chaos and Complexity John Gray 284 Evangelical Atheism, Secular Christianity David Ray Griffin 292 The Reenchantment of Science David Bohm 314 Postmodern Science and a Postmodern World Charles Birch 324 The Postmodern Challenge to Biology Edward Goldsmith 332 Gaia and Evolution Index 344

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