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What Is Post Modernism (What Isà?)

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'What is Post-Modernism?' Is it a new world view, or an outgrowth of the Post-Industrial Society? Is it a shift in philosophy, the arts and architecture? In this fourth, entirely revised edition, Charles Jencks, one of the founders of the Post-Modern Movement, shows it is all these things plus many other forces that have exploded since the early 1960s. In a unique analysis ...more
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Published June 13th 1996 by Academy Press (first published September 1st 1986)
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Henna
Oct 21, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
کتاب جالبی بود ولی خب خیلی از جمله ها و مطالب سنگین نوشته شده بود. خیلی موقع ها خیلی کتاب ها می تونن خیلی مفید باشند اما بخاطر استفاده از یک سری کلمات سنگین واقعن ذهن رو برای خوندن خسته می کنن. کاش مترجم ها و نویسنده کمی به این موضوع دقت کنند.
Adam
Jan 10, 2012 rated it did not like it
I want to punch him in the face.
Gabriel
Jan 28, 2009 rated it really liked it
Read as a companion to Barth's "Friday" pieces and Eco's "Postscript to The Name of the Rose," both of which, not coincidentally, mention each other, and Barth, Jencks. Taken together, the three posit the "Post-modern," as the "Postmodern," stripping the term of its temporal aspect and replacing it with a concept that Eco calls "double-coding," in which the artwork is experienced simultaneously on (at least) two levels at once-- the example given (and repeated) is that of the lovers who, experie ...more
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Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
کتاب با عنوان "پست مدرنیسم" ارائه شده، اما در واقع چکیدهای از مقالات و نظریههای چارلز جنکز در مورد موضوع پست-مدرنیسم است. از طرفی بیشتر نظریات و مباحث روی مقولهی معماری تمرکز دارند. بنابراین اولا برای شروع مطالعهی پست-مدرنیسم مناسب نیست و ثانیا برای خوانندهای که قصد مطالعهی مقولات دیگر پست-مدرنیسم مثل ادبیات را دارد کتاب مفیدی نخواهد بود.
کتاب رو برای کسانی پیشنهاد میکنم که اطلاعات اولیه - و حتی ثانویه - در مورد پست-مدرنیسم دارند و میخواهند در زمینهی معماری این جنبش اطلاعاتی بگیرند.
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Linda
Dec 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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i really like how jencks makes a distinction between postmodernism and late modernism (or hypermodernism) and calls them rival brothers. this really helps when people claim postmodernism doesn't really exist or is just an extension of modernism.
Craig Smillie
Jul 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
First half said little new but Parts 3 (PM Society) and Part 4 (The Universe as Measure) made it worth persevering with. Good.
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Charles Alexander Jencks (born 21 June 1939) is an American architecture theorist and critic, landscape architect and designer. His books on the history and criticism of modernism and postmodernism are widely read in architectural circles. He studied under the influential architectural historians Sigfried Giedion and Reyner Banham. Jencks now lives in Scotland where he designs landscape sculpture.