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Design and Crime (And Other Diatribes) #2019

Design and Crime And Other Diatribes In the first half of this book Hal Foster surveys our new political economy of design exploring the marketing of culture and the branding of identity the development of spectacle architecture and t

  • Title: Design and Crime (And Other Diatribes)
  • Author: Hal Foster
  • ISBN: 9781859844533
  • Page: 500
  • Format: Paperback
  • Design and Crime (And Other Diatribes) By Hal Foster, In the first half of this book, Hal Foster surveys our new political economy of design, exploring the marketing of culture and the branding of identity, the development of spectacle architecture and the rise of global cities In the second half, he examines the historical relations of modern art and the modern museum, the conceptual vicissitudes of art history and visualIn the first half of this book, Hal Foster surveys our new political economy of design, exploring the marketing of culture and the branding of identity, the development of spectacle architecture and the rise of global cities In the second half, he examines the historical relations of modern art and the modern museum, the conceptual vicissitudes of art history and visual studies, the recent travails of art criticism, and the double aftermath of modernism and postmodernism Written in a lively style, Design and Crime offers historical sketches and contemporary test cases in an attempt to illuminate the conditions for critical culture in the present.

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    1. This book is hard for me to rate I read it for a doctoral course on visual rhetoric, which was an interesting book choice for such a class The book is insightful and certainly well written It draws on the experiences of the author, an artist concerned with the commodification of society and devaluation of art I guess the cover gives it full disclosure by parenthetically stating and other diatribes I say this book is hard to rate because while it is enlightening, I don t particularly like diatrib [...]

    2. I haven t read enough yet to be able to say whether Foster moves beyond diatribe into vision, but the prospects seem good on that front A most engaging read, although there s something a bit self congratulatory in the happiness I feel when reading it, but that might just be the diatribe rubbing off on me Okay, so Foster doesn t offer vision so much as he offers clarity on the state of contemporary visual culture But clarity is something that has become increasingly rarefied, and so his contribut [...]

    3. even though hal foster is sort of a cliche of high pomo criticism, he s still one of the most sensible and readable critics of the october generation smart and very historically informed good stuff.

    4. Lexicon to enjoy this dialectic homunculus a miniature adult that in the theory of preformation is held to inhabit the germ cell and to produce a mature individual merely by an increase in sizehegemony the social, cultural, ideological, or economic influence exerted by a dominant group Now, for the humor I wish to share from the first essay chapter Brow Beaten What are the bearings that this hegemonculus takes this is his John Seabrook s funny awful hybrid of hegemony and homonculus

    5. It s pretty solid I have similar and, I suppose, pretty conservative ideas concerning the dangers of attaching anthropomorphic values to knick knacks The problem here is that Foster falls back on a Marxist, moralistic ultimatum in order to protest Quite frankly, for me, the problem with fetishistic design is that it compromises the pleasures of a superficially humanist civilization.In other words, where I like to live.

    6. As eloquent as Foster is, the word diatribe in the title is fitting because this read like a fairly raw lament over the dual states of the end of art and political over design today There s a definite pleasure in reading something like an informed rant on the history of art, design and architecture from an academic who is very deep in his field.

    7. Needlessly verbose and unclear The book is slightly interesting at times but any interesting points are buried by unengaging writing and excessive name dropping It seems written for a certain reader already engaged in an ongoing art historical conversation that leaves the book rather inaccessible for anyone just picking it up and unfamiliar with the history of that discourse.

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