Introducing Postmodernism is one of the Introducing Graphic Guides, an award-winning collection of books that employ text and graphics to explore the biggest ideas mankind has ever come up with. The app transforms the 189 page book into an interactive format enjoyable on iPhone or iPad, also featuring notes, comments and social sharing capabilities.
About the Book
What connects Marilyn Monroe, Disney World, The Satanic Verses and cyberspace?
But what exactly is postmodernism? This graphic guide explains clearly the maddeningly enigmatic concept that has been used to define the world's cultural condition over the last three decades.
Introducing Postmodernism tracks the idea back to its roots by taking a tour of some of the most extreme and exhilarating events, people and thought of the last hundred years: in art-constructivism, conceptual art, Marcel Duchamp, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol; in politics and history – McCarthy's witch-hunts, feminism, Francis Fukuyama and the Holocaust; in philosophy – the work of Derrida, Baudrillard, Foucault and Heidegger.
This book also explores postmodernism's take on today, and the anxious grip of globalization, unpredictable terrorism and unforeseen war that greeted the dawn of the 21st century.
Regularly controversial, rarely straightforward, and seldom easy, postmodernism is nonetheless a thrilling intellectual adventure. Introducing Postmodernism is the ideal guide.
Topics covered include:
➔ What is Postmodernism?
➔ The Genealogy of Postmodern Art
➔ Simulation and Simulacrum
➔ Art and Power / Knowledge
➔ The Fiction of the Self
➔ Structural Anthropology
➔ The Last Grand Narrative
… and much, much more.
About the App
The Introducing App is more than just a direct conversion of the print edition. It is an adaptation of the content into a look-and-feel tailor made for the iPhone. Each page is broken down to be easily read on a smaller screen. All illustrations are animated to further drive the narrative, and to help clarify some very challenging ideas. This approach, named Story View, offers a completely unique way to enjoy the Introducing Graphic Guide series.
For those who prefer the original book format, the iPad version also includes Classic View, which presents the pages exactly as they appear in the print version. Rotating the iPad allows readers to view one page at a time in portrait, or two at a time in landscape.
Some other features include:
➔ Complete Chapter Index
➔ Page by Page Browsing using CoverFlow
➔ Taking Notes Across Devices
➔ Sharing Comments with Others
➔ Twitter & Facebook Integration
… and soon, reading across platforms.
About Introducing Graphic Guides
INTRODUCING is a series of graphic guides that covers every key thinker and topic in philosophy, psychology and science, and many others in politics, religion, cultural studies, linguistics and other areas. Each book is written by an expert in the field, and illustrated by a leading graphic artist. There's no better or more enjoyable way to get your head around the biggest ideas mankind has ever come up with.