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The anti-aesthetic essays on postmodern culture

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Published by New Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Modernism (Aesthetics),
  • Civilization, Modern -- 1950-

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementedited by Hal Foster.
ContributionsFoster, Hal.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBH301.M54 A57 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 183 p. :
Number of Pages183
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3954844M
ISBN 101565847423
LC Control Number2001054662

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A handsome new edition of the seminal collection of late twentieth-century cultural criticism, The Anti-Aesthetic was named a Best Book of the Year by the Village Voice and considered a bible of contemporary cultural criticism. This fourth volume in the series, Beyond the Aesthetic and the Anti-Aesthetic, focuses on questions revolving around the concepts of the aesthetic, the anti-aesthetic, and the political. The book is about the fact that now, almost thirty years after Hal Foster defined the anti-aesthetic, there is still no viable alternative to the dichotomy Format: Hardcover. With a redesigned cover and a new afterword that situates the book in relation to contemporary criticism, The Anti-Aesthetic provides a strong introduction for newcomers and a point of reference 5/5(1). Try the new Google Books. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Try it now. No thanks. Try the new Google Books Get print book. No eBook available The Anti-aesthetic: Essays on Postmodern Culture. Hal Foster. Bay Press, - Civilization, Modern - pages. 1 Review.4/5(1).

With a redesigned cover and a new afterword that situates the book in relation to contemporary criticism, The Anti-Aesthetic provides a strong introduction for newcomers and a point of reference for those already engaged in discussions of postmodern art, culture, and criticism. The book is about the fact that now, almost thirty years after Hal Foster defined the anti-aesthetic, there is still no viable alternative to the dichotomy between aesthetics and anti- or nonaesthetic : $ The book is about the fact that now, almost thirty years after Hal Foster defined the anti-aesthetic, there is still no viable alternative to the dichotomy between aesthetics and anti- or non-aesthetic art. The book is about the fact that now, almost thirty years after Hal Foster defined the anti-aesthetic, there is still no viable alternative to the dichotomy between aesthetics and anti- or non-aesthetic by: 3.

In The Anti-Aesthetic, preeminent critics such as Jean Baudrillard, Rosalind Krauss, Fredric Jameson, and Edward Said consider the full range of postmodern cultural production, from the writing of John Cage, to Cindy Sherman’s film stills, to Barbara Kruger’s collages. On 1 book list. Since the rise of postmodern, socially engaged art in the s, and especially since the codification of that art in the book The Anti-Aesthetic, there has been an unresolved tension between art that wants to work in society, and art that is interested in aesthetics. This book assesses the state of theorization on that topic, and attempts to work beyond the dichotomy. The subject of this book is both concise and enormous. As a small subject, the anti-aesthetic is associated with Manhattan in the early s, where it was crystallized by Hal Foster’s edited volume The Anti-Aesthetic. The book is about the fact that now, almost thirty years after Hal Foster defined the anti-aesthetic, there is still no viable alternative to the dichotomy between aesthetics and anti- or nonaesthetic art.