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    DescriptionWhat is truth in the postmodern age? The artistic generation of the twentieth century has grown up immersed in the delirious imagination of postmodern thought, which insists upon the ultimate uncertainty of meaning and that there is no self-evident truth. In Praise of Nonsense explores the possibilities and parameters of a postmodern imagination freed from the philosophical responsibilities of fiction, fact, and replication of lived experience. Mobilizing an array of scholars and contemporary artists, this study examines postmodern thinking through the lenses of identity and visual culture. Speculative, critical, and always creative in its approach, In Praise of Nonsense focuses on theories of disappearance, irony, and nonsense, where the pleasures of the imaginary give rise to artistic inspiration. When truth is unhinged, so is falsity, and all artistic thinking is called into question. Ted Hiebert takes on the ambitious project of holding postmodernism accountable for its own conclusions while also considering how those conclusions might still be given philosophical and artistic form. Ted Hiebert is assistant professor of interdisciplinary arts at the University of Washington, Bothell.


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    Title
    In Praise of Nonsense
    Subtitle
    Aesthetics, Uncertainty, and Postmodern Identity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ted Hiebert
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 248
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780773539747
    ISBN 10: 0773539743
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25830
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: PHI009000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: HPN
    DC22: 149.97
    BIC subject category V2: ACXJ8
    DC23: 149.97
    Thema V1.0: AGA, QDTN
    Thema style qualifier V1.0: 6PD
    Publisher
    McGill-Queen's University Press
    Imprint name
    McGill-Queen's University Press
    Publication date
    28 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Montreal