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THE ART-ARCHITECTURE COMPLEX

NEW TITLE:
THE ART-ARCHITECTURE COMPLEX
BY HAL FOSTER
PUBLISHED: 26 SEPTEMBER 2011
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UK EVENTS

6 September, 2011 – 7pm:
London Review Bookshop
14 Bury Place
London WC1A 2JL UK

In what promises to be a thought-provoking evening, Hal Foster will be at the London Review Bookshop to discuss his theories and to present the argument of THE ART-ARCHITECTURE COMPLEX.
For more information: http://www.versobooks.com/events/213-hal-foster-the-art-architecture-comple

7 September, 2011 – 7.30pm:
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XX

Hal Foster argues that a fusion of art and architecture has come to define a global style in contemporary culture, highlighting the new cult of the ‘starchitect’ across the world. He explores his theory of a new ‘international style’ to mark publication of THE ART-ARCHITECTURE COMPLEX.
For more information: http://www.versobooks.com/events/200-hal-foster

8 September, 2011 – 7pm:
Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7QX UK

A BIG IDEAS lecture, in which renowned critic, theorist and art historian Hal Foster gives a lecture on his new book THE ART-ARCHITECTURE COMPLEX, in which he argues that a fusion of architecture and art has become a defining feature of contemporary culture.
For more information: http://www.versobooks.com/events/189-hal-foster-the-art-architecture-comple

9 September, 2011 – 1.15pm:
Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Mall, London
SW1Y 5AH UK

Hal Foster, Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University and internationally renowned author, will be joining the ICA for this lunch time conversation to discuss his work and the changing shape of culture in the 21st century.
For more information: http://www.versobooks.com/events/210-culture-now-hal-foster

9 September, 2011, 6pm:
Bristol Festival of Ideas, Watershed Media Centre
1 Canon’s Road, Harbourside
Bristol BS1 5TX UK

In a talk and Q&A, Hal Foster turns his attention to how art and architecture have informed each other over the past 50 years. He argues that their fusion has become a defining feature of contemporary culture and provides a scathing critique of the post-industrial cultural economy.
For more information: http://www.versobooks.com/events/207-hal-foster-at-the-bristol-festival-of-ideas  
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Hal Foster, author of the acclaimed DESIGN AND CRIME, argues that a fusion of architecture and art is a defining feature of contemporary culture. While architects such as Zaha Hadid and Herzog and de Meuron draw on art to reanimate design, architecture has inspired fundamental transformations in painting, sculpture and film, which are also explored here. The book includes an extensive conversation with Richard Serra.

At the same time Foster points to a ‘global style’ of architecture, as practiced by Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, that is analogous to the ‘international style’ of Le Corbusier, Gropius and Miesa’ global style that, more than any art, conveys the look of modernity today,
both its dreams and its delusions. In this illustrated book, Foster demonstrates that ‘the art-architecture complex’ is a key indicator of broader social and economic trajectories and in urgent need of analysis and debate.
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PRAISE FOR HAL FOSTER’S DESIGN AND CRIME

”Foster is spot-on … exactly the kind of book the design world should want” –­ BOOKFORUM

”Elegant and incisive essays” –­ BOSTON REVIEW

”In a polite and even schmoozy art world, Foster stands out for being willing to make barbed comments on design gods” — ­ NATIONAL POST

”Foster makes a lot of sense” — ­ VILLAGE VOICE
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HAL FOSTER is Townsend Martin Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. A co-editor of OCTOBER magazine and books, he is the editor of THE ANTI-AESTHETIC, and the author of DESIGN AND CRIME, RECORDING, THE RETURN OF THE REAL, COMPULSIVE BEAUTY and THE
ART-ARCHITECTURE COMPLEX.
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ISBN: 978 1 84467 697 2 / $26.95 / £20 / $33.50CAN / Hardback / 320 pages
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