Publisher description for Design and crime : and other diatribes / Hal Foster.


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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 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.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Architecture and society -- History -- 20th century.
Design -- History -- 20th century.
Art criticism -- History -- 20th century.