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The Post-Modern Reader : AD Reader - Charles Jencks

The Post-Modern Reader

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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 &#8216;What Then Is Post-Modernism?&#8217; that reflects on the movement&#8217;s coming of age. The book also encompasses essential classic texts on the subject by John Barth, Umberto Eco, David Harvey, Jane Jacobs, Jean-Fran&#231;ois Lyotard and Robert Venturi, while imcorporating new articles by Felipe Fern&#225;ndez-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-Fran&#231;ois Lyotard and Robert Venturi.</div> <li> <div>A book edited by the most influential figure behind the Post-Modern movement &#8211; Charles Jencks.</div> <li> <div>A timely and informative publication for students that captures the renewed interest in Post-Modernism.</div> </ul>

Preface.

Charles Jencks: Post-Modernism ? The Ism that Returns.

Part 1.

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.

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.

ISBN: 9780470748664
ISBN-10: 0470748664
Series: AD Reader
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 19th November 2010
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 17.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.84
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised