The Anti-Aesthetic: Essays on Postmodern Culture (Paperback)

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By Hal Foster (Editor)
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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.

For the past twenty years, Hal Foster has pushed the boundaries of cultural criticism, establishing a vantage point from which the seemingly disparate agendas of artists, patrons, and critics have a telling coherence. 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. 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.

About the Author

Hal Foster is the Townsend Martin '17 Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781565847422
ISBN-10: 1565847423
Publisher: New Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2002
Pages: 183
Language: English