Critical Modernism Where Is Post-Modernism Going?

ISBN-10: 0470030119
ISBN-13: 9780470030110
Edition: 5th 2007
Authors: Charles Jencks
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Description: Jencks considers the concept of post-modernism as it relates to the arts and literature, and offers a spirited defence of the movement against the growing Modernist reaction. The completely revised text contains numerous new examples.

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Book details

List price: $55.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/7/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Jencks considers the concept of post-modernism as it relates to the arts and literature, and offers a spirited defence of the movement against the growing Modernist reaction. The completely revised text contains numerous new examples.

Architectural critic and historian Charles Jencks is the author of, among many other titles, Le Corbusier and the Tragic View of Architecture (Doubleday 50M copies sold to date)., The Language of Post-Modern Architecture, and The Architecture of the Jumping Universe.

Preface - A refolution in five parts
Origins and Battles
PM is Critical Modernism
The Many Deaths of Modernism
Two Views of Post-Modernism
Post-modern Speaks Us
Screams in the Cathedral
Modernism as a Protestant Crusade
Success Tames the Avant-garde
Hybrid Culture
Double Coding and Irony
Not Even Pastiche
Complexity and the Enigmatic Signifier
Post-modern Art - Cross-coding with Content
Irony on the Verge of Cynicism
The Blurred Society
The Rise of the Cognitariat
The Triumph of the Muddle Class
The Rise of Socitalism
Cyclical, Linear and Crystalline Time
Waning Nations, Rising Heterarchy
Destructive Modernity
The Transnational Heterarchy
New World Order as Heterarchy
Being Wise before the Event
The Post-modern States
One Cheer for the EU
The Search for an Effective Heterarchy
Cosmogenesis and the Universe Project
Belief in a Universe 13.7 Billion Years Big
Complexity as a Measure of Quality
Two Types of Evolution
A Cultural Drive?
The Universe Project
A Jumping Universe
Critical Modernism
Creative to be Critical
A Critical Iconography
A Critical Coding
A Critical Spirituality?
Critical Theory Carves up Doomsday Fatigue
Critical Modernism as a Continuous Dialectic
The White Elephant Theory of Modernism
The Ten-year Rule and Continuous Refolution
Hidden Tradition or Process?
Critical Modernism - a Conscious Movement?
Notes & References
Acknowledgements
Index

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