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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. The Post-Modern Reader 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.
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. 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. The Reader includes key texts by John Barth, Umberto
Eco, David Harvey, Jane Jacobs, Jean-François Lyotard and Robert Venturi. A
book edited by the most influential figure behind the Post-Modern movement –
Charles Jencks. A timely and informative publication for students that captures
the renewed interest in Post-Modernism.