Teach Yourself Postmodernism New Edition (TYPY) Paperback – 31 Jan 2003
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This book is the essential introduction to postmodernism and offers an indispensible guide to this sometimes demanding terrain. It is aimed at readers encountering theories of postmodernism for the first time, and places the subject in a wide context.
About the Author
Glenn Ward lectures in Visual Culture at the University of the West of England.
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I was very pleasantly surprised, and polished it off in around three days. This is a very accessible book that approaches all the dimensions of this slippery concept in logical, bite sized chunks. Whats more, my dictionary only had to come out once ("vicissitude"). Mr Ward could certainly teach some of his more verbose rivals a lesson in succinctness and clarity.
There is a useful glossary and chronology at the back - and even some websites, although I didn't rate many of these.
It covers the theory more as a condition than a style, and it encompasses the diverse worlds of art, architechture, politics, and feminism, as well as some rather unexpected areas - geography, for instance. As such, this could be accused of being somewhat "broad brush". For example, it doesn't go into great depth about Postmodern art practicioners.
But, as a general introduction at a bargain price, this is excellent.
It can be a liitle off putting listening to someone talk about it so take your time
and go through it yourself in your own time.
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