Critical Modernism: Where is Post-Modernism Going? What is Post-Modernism?, 5th Edition
Chapter 1 ORIGINS AND BATTLES.
PM is Critical Modernism.
The Many Deaths of Modernism.
Two Views of Post-Modernism.
Post-modern Speaks Us.
Screams in the Cathedral.
Modernism as a Protestant Crusade.
Success Tames the Avant-garde.
Chapter 2 HYBRID CULTURE.
Double Coding and Irony.
Not Even Pastiche.
Complexity and the Enigmatic Signifier.
Post-modern Art - Cross-coding with Content.
Irony on the Verge of Cynicism.
Chapter 3 THE BLURRED SOCIETY.
The Rise of the Cognitariat.
The Triumph of the Muddle Class.
The Rise of Socitalism.
Cyclical, Linear and Crystalline Time.
Chapter 4 WANING NATIONS, RISING HETERARCHY.
The Transnational Heterarchy.
New World Order as Heterarchy.
Being Wise before the Event.
The Post-modern States.
One Cheer for the EU.
The Search for an Effective Heterarchy.
Chapter 5 COSMOGENESIS AND THE UNIVERSE PROJECT.
Belief in a Universe 13.7 Billion Years Big.
Complexity as a Measure of Quality.
Two Types of Evolution.
A Cultural Drive?.
The Universe Project.
A Jumping Universe.
Chapter 6 CRITICAL MODERNISM.
Creative to be Critical.
A Critical Iconography.
A Critical Coding.
A Critical Spirituality?
Critical Theory Carves up Doomsday Fatigue.
Critical Modernism as a Continuous Dialectic.
The White Elephant Theory of Modernism.
The Ten-year Rule and Continuous Refolution.
Hidden Tradition or Process?
Critical Modernism - a Conscious Movement?
Notes & References.
"Thirty years on from the publication of The Language of Post-Modern Architecture, its author explains why we are all modernists now." (www.BDonline.co.uk/podcast, April 07)
- Written by the pre-eminent interpreter of post-modern architecture
- A new modernist movement is defined for the 21st century by the doyen of post-modernism
- Offers a unique analysis in Jencks’ own style
- Many explanatory diagrams and graphs