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Author Jaffe, Aaron, author

Title The way things go : an essay on the matter of second modernism / Aaron Jaffe
Published Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (159 pages) : illustrations
Contents Instruction manual -- The way things go -- I don't know about the coming singularity -- Lost and found -- That swell new thing -- Risky things -- Materials and their methods -- Nothing but remains
Summary Buffed to a metallic shine; loose fitting, lopsided, or kludgy; getting in the way or getting lost; collapsing in an explosion of dust caught on the warehouse CCTV. Modern things are going their own ways, and this book attempts to follow them. A course of thought about their comings and goings and cascading side effects, this book offers a thesis demonstrated via a century-long countdown of stuff. Modernist critical theory and aesthetic method, it argues, are bound up with the inhuman fate of things as novelty becoming waste
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Civilization, Modern.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1452943923 (electronic bk.)
9781452943923 (electronic bk.)