About this book
This book explores ways in which ideas and practices emerging in art, architecture and music have been taken up and developed in recent performance. Setting the notion of a postmodern style against a broader concept of the postmodern work, the study considers various forms of performance art, dance and theatre which define themselves in opposition to self-consciously modernist modes of work. In doing so, the book seeks to describe a position which opposes notions of the self-contained, autonomous art-work and may be understood in relation to concepts of the postmodern as it is defined in criticism, philosophy and cultural theory.
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