Visual Culture Studies presents 13 engaging and detailed interviews with some of the most influential intellectuals working today on the objects, subjects, media, and environments of visual culture. Exploring historical and theoretical questions of vision, the visual, and visuality, this collection reveals the provocative insights of these thinkers, as they have contributed in exhilarating ways to disturbing the parameters of more traditional areas of study across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. In so doing they have key roles in establishing visual culture studies as a significant field of inquiry. Each interview draws out the interests and commitments of the interviewee to critically interrogate the past, present, and future possibilities of visual culture studies and visual culture itself.

Polemics, Postmodernism, Immersion, Militarized Space1

Polemics, Postmodernism, Immersion, Militarized Space1

Polemics, postmodernism, immersion, militarized space1


Hal Foster is Townsend Martin, Class of 1917, Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. Internationally regarded for his provocative writings on twentieth-century art practice, and as an Editor of the journal October, Professor Foster is the author of Design and Crime (and Other Diatribes) (2002), The Return of the Real (1996), Compulsive Beauty (1993), Recodings: Art, Spectacle, Cultural Politics (1985) and Prosthetic Gods (2004), and editor of the defining The Anti-Aesthetic: Essays on Post modern Culture (1983), among other books. Recent and forthcoming books include Art Since 1900, a co-authored textbook on twentieth-century art, as well as a survey of Pop Art. Here he speaks about these and other things, including polemical thought, cultural ...

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