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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks; abridged edition edition (June 1 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 962634363X
  • ISBN-13: 978-9626343630
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 1 x 12.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 41 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,433,627 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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"Introducing Postmodernism", by Richard Appignanesi, is just as its name suggests, a good basic introduction to Postmodernism. This small and engaging book traces the origins of the concept and its evolution, from the points of view of theory, art and science. Truth to be told, it isn't the best book I have read on the subject, but does a pretty good job of presenting complex concepts in a simple way, and giving you a general idea of what Postomodernism is about.

If that is what you are looking for, this is likely to be the book for you. In case you need or want to know more, you will need to read other books too, but this would be nonetheless an adequate starting point. From my point of view, "Introducing Postmodernism" is worth your time. Recommended :)

Belen Alcat, May 2007
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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. in the quotation: "The crux of postmodernity is that there are two 'presents'." One is a 'spectre' present, a Virtual Reality techno-media simulacrum that makes the other 'real' present appear borderline, fugitive, elusive." T.R. Cattan
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By A Customer on July 19 2003
Format: Paperback
Many readers are put off by the very idea of serious works being reduced to a comic book format. I'm not. My experience with the Classic Comic Books of old was a good one and helped stimulate me into a more conventional direction later on. It should be admitted, however, that some serious topics are more suited to that format than others. In this case, the authors' section on postmodern art is well suited as it traces the evolution of visual styles over the preceding decades. There is much to learn here. But this asset, I'm afraid, is simply outweighed by the other two sections. These deal with topics that likely defy the most skillful of conversion attempts. Put briefly, rendering the postmodern theory of these two sections into skimpy simplifying text along with none-to-helpful graphics is almost like rendering quantum theory into a serious discussion between Ren & Stimpy. The material is simply too refractory. The authors' effort represents an honorable failure; and a task made no easier by the fact that the rhetoric of many of PoMo's leading exponents has itself been exposed as empty and inflated. (Sokal & Bricmont's, *Fashionable Nonsense*) Still, whatever its ultimate worth, I think PoMo is worth pursuing since it does capture the Zeitgeist of two key contemporary trends: consumerism and globalization. More text, however, is required by any effective introduction. So, at your own risk.
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I love the Introducing series. They are excellent study guides for topics that may be unfamiliar. They are generally not to detailed but provide a good jumping off point for further research.
Introducing Postmodernism was a bit vague, but i guess so is postmodernism itself. To completely understand the book, you first must have an idea what postmodernism is, and if you have such an idea, you don't really need a postmodern study guide.
It gives alot of examples of postmodernity in society without actually stating what postmoderninsm is, but who CAN acctually state what postmodernism is?
It discusses everyone from Stephen Hawking to Madonna, everything from "Cyberia" and genetic cloning to Disneyland and karaoke.
It might give you some ideas if you have to write a paper, than again it just might frustrate you and cause you to spin off into cyberspace.
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By A Customer on June 10 2001
Format: Paperback
This piece of trash is not an explanation of anything because the authors clearly do not understand the subject themselves. It is a giddy recitation of trendy and muddy ideas, and an exercise in academic name-dropping.
This book is full of dubious claims, unwarranted conclusions, and simple falsehoods. The authors quite obviously do not understand the anthropic principle, for example (page 110), and yet somehow feel qualified to explain this philosophical/scientific principle which has absolutely nothing to do with the authors' conception of "postmodernism". They describe abstract art as an attempt to express the inexpressible, and fail to explain how the abstract rather than the realistic is better suited to this impossible task. The explanations and descriptions they offer collapse after a nanosecond of scrutiny.
I shall enjoy the symbolic defacing of this book which shall now commence.
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