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    The Postmodern Animal (Essays in Art & Culture) (Paperback) By (author) Steve Baker

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    DescriptionIn "The Postmodern Animal", Steve Baker explores how animal imagery has been used in modern and contemporary art and performance, and in postmodern philosophy and literature, to suggest and shape ideas about identity and creativity. Baker cogently analyses the work of such European and American artists as Olly and Suzi, Mark Dion, Paula Rego and Sue Coe, at the same time looking critically at the constructions, performances and installations of Robert Rauschenberg, Louise Bourgeois, Joseph Beuys and other significant late twentieth-century artists. Baker's book draws parallels between the animal's place in postmodern art and poststructuralist theory, drawing on works as diverse as Jacques Derrida's recent analysis of the role of animals in philosophical thought and Julian Barnes' best-selling Flaubert's Parrot.

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    The Postmodern Animal
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Steve Baker
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    ISBN 13: 9781861890603
    ISBN 10: 1861890605

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    BIC E4L: ART
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: PSV
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27400
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART009000, ART050000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: ACXJ8
    DC22: 704.9432
    DC21: 700.462
    Thema V1.0: AGA, PSV, JBCC
    Thema style qualifier V1.0: 6PD
    Illustrations note
    58 black & white illustrations, 16 colour illustrations
    Reaktion Books
    Imprint name
    Reaktion Books
    Publication date
    01 April 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Steve Baker is Professor in Historical and Critical Studies at the University of Central Lancashire and is the author of Picturing the Beast (1993).
    Review quote
    'This is a wonderful book ... Steve Baker provides the most cogent explanation so far of how the questioning of human identity ineluctably raises issues about animals ... He has given us a great gift, an understanding of a process unfolding during our own time.' -- Carol J. Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat