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The Politics of Time: Modernity and Avant-Garde (Radical Thinkers)
If Aristotle sought to understand time through change, might we not reverse the procedure and seek to understand change through time? Once we do this, argues Peter Osborne, it soon becomes clear that ideas such as avant-garde, modern, postmodern and tradition—which are usually only treated as markets for empirically discrete periods, movements or styles—are best understood ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 288 pages
Published January 10th 2011 by Verso
(first published November 17th 1995)
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i made an ass out of myself in front of the author of this book, who happens to be the head of the graduate school research center which controls my program. it had to do with me not knowing this book and that he wrote it. as a result, i've committed myself to reading it, and it's really good. far reaching and impeccably researched, it's a fantastic critique of what it means to be modern.