Post-Modernism has been debated, attacked and defended for over three decades. It is, however, not just a fashion or style but part of a greater movement in all areas of culture, and one which stubbornly persists like its parent, Modernism. <i>The Post-Modern Reader</i> is a seminal anthology that presents this trend in all its diversity, as a convergence in architecture and literature, sociology and cultural theory, feminism and theology, science and economics. <p> For this new edition, editor Charles Jencks has provided an entirely new definitive introductory essay ‘What Then Is Post-Modernism?’ that reflects on the movement’s coming of age. The book also encompasses essential classic texts on the subject by John Barth, Umberto Eco, David Harvey, Jane Jacobs, Jean-François Lyotard and Robert Venturi, while imcorporating new articles by Felipe Fernández-Armesto, John Gray, Ihab Hassan and Anatole Kaletsky. Each text is introduced and contextualized got the reader with a new short introductory passage. <ul> <li> <div>A new edition of a classic anthology of 26 texts covering the full gamut of Post-Modern thought from architecture and literature to economics and theology.</div> <li> <div>The Reader includes key texts by John Barth, Umberto Eco, David Harvey, Jane Jacobs, Jean-François Lyotard and Robert Venturi.</div> <li> <div>A book edited by the most influential figure behind the Post-Modern movement – Charles Jencks.</div> <li> <div>A timely and informative publication for students that captures the renewed interest in Post-Modernism.</div> </ul>
Charles Jencks: Post-Modernism ? The Ism that Returns.
Defining the Post-Modern.
Charles Jencks: What Then Is Post-Modernism?
Jean-François Lyotard: Answering the Question? What Is Postmodernism?
Andreas Huyssen: Mapping the Postmodern.
Margaret A Rose: Defining the Post-Modern.
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?
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.
Series: AD Reader
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 19th November 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 17.0 x 2.0
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised