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Author Hiebert, Ted, 1973-
Title In praise of nonsense : aesthetics, uncertainty, and postmodern identity / Ted Hiebert.
Published Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press c2012.
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 Floor2  BH301.P69 H53 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description viii, 236 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary What 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. This title 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.
Subject Aesthetics.
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
ISBN 9780773539730 (cloth)
0773539735 (cloth)
9780773539747 (paper)
0773539743 (paper)
OCLC number 768569747