II. Primary Texts
Jean. Simulations. Trans. Paul Foss, et al. New York: Semiotext(e),
Jameson, Fredric. "Postmodernism,
or The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism." New Left Review. 146
Francois. The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge. Trans. Geoff
Bennington, et al. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1984.
"'What is Post-Modernism?', a question that has been asked with increasing frequency since the early 1970s, now achieves a partial answer as it continues to evolve. Charles Jencks, the main definer of Post-Modern architecture, considers the concept as it relates also to the arts and literature and offers a spirited defence of the movement against the growing Modernist reaction. Using typical Post-Modern devices of exposition, including irony, allegory and parody, he shows the evolution of this tradition to the point where it is persecuted in the 'Protestant Inquisition' andbecomes triumphant and academic in the 'Counter-Reformation'. But this 'little tract' also challenges a major misconception. For too long Post-Modernism has been confused with any art form that comes after the waning of Modernism, whether it is Minimalism in art, High-Tech in architecture or Deconstruction in philosophy. Jencks argue that these movement are really Late-Modern, and that the concept of Post-Modernism should be applied only to those artists and architects who have a more complex relation to tradition and communication; who both continue and transcend Modernism -- a process he defines as double coding. Drawing on examples from art, architecture and literature, with evolutionary charts and over thirty colour photographs, this book clarifies a tradition that is thriving but still misunderstood." from the back cover