Richard Appignanesi is a novelist, editor and publisher, and a Research Fellow at King's College London. He is the originating editor of the Introducing series and has also written Freud and Existentialism books in the series. Chris Garratt is an illustrator and cartoonist whose Biff" comic series ran for twenty years in the Guardian." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Uniquely British, this guide takes listeners on a quirky ride from the origins of postmodernism to its present state of influence. Two young British socialites are alternately excited and scandalized by the production's sound-effects-and-music-laden tour of postmodern art, which includes discussion of the artists' motivations and eccentricities, as well as their ground-breaking work. Narrator and cast careen through the philosophy and practice of postmodernism, negotiating humorous twists and audio jokes with flair and clarity. While the young Brits sometimes claim that they'd prefer a nice cup of cocoa to looking at Marcel Duchamp's startling creations, this audiobook manages to entertain and instruct in a distinctly theatric postmodern style. D.J.B. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
"Introducing Postmodernism", by Richard Appignanesi, is just as its name suggests, a good basic introduction to Postmodernism. Read morePublished on May 6 2007 by B. Alcat
The book is the best short treatment of recent intellectual currents in western thought that I have read. It is especially applicable to the U.S. Read morePublished on March 10 2004 by T.R. Catanzarite
I really enjoyed the unique approach that this book took towards explaining post modernism in a straight forward non-academic manner. Read morePublished on April 30 2000 by Gail Willis