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p. 624. The culture of postmodernismlocked

p. 624. The culture of postmodernismlocked

  • Christopher Butler


‘The culture of postmodernism’ considers postmodernism in the fields of literature, music, art, and architecture. The postmodern fiction that involves an ontological uncertainty about the contradictory nature of the world projected by the text is illustrated in the works of Beckett, Robbe-Grillet, Fuentes, Nabokov, Coover, and Pynchon. An example of postmodern music is given by Luciano Berio's Sinfonia (1968) and the work of postmodern architects Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown is also discussed. The links between art, theory, and politics, along with conceptualism, feminist art, and the rivalry between postmodernism and neo-expressionism are also highlighted.

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