Description - The Parameters of Postmodernism by Nicholas Zurbrugg
This work offers a challenging and positive view of postmodern culture. It draws on the author's extensive interviews with a number of leading postmodern artists, writers and performers. These include Jean Baudrillard, Samuel Beckett, John Cage and Phillip Glass. The study focuses on both the prevailing negative theories of postmodernism, and the more positive aspects of postmodern theory and practice. The negative aspect is exemplified by the work of writers like Brecht, Beckett, Barthes and Baudrillard, who emphasize the death of artistic innovation and the lack of a permanent reality. Zurbrugg highlights the contradictions in the arguments of these writers, and examines the later works in which they qualify their earlier, more infamous, statements. The positive aspect is characterized by artists such as Cage, Glass and Monk, who interweave the new postmodern media with confidence and invention; and Eco, Grass and Wolf, who revive mythological and folkloric traditions.
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