Art After Deconstruction
176 pages paperback, color and black-and-white illustrations
In 1999 the artist and art critic Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe published the now classic Beauty and the Contemporary Sublime, which suggests an alternative history of art and its relationship to technology, and poses an argument for the return of beauty in contemporary art. Art After Deconstruction continues Gilbert-Rolfe's argument for the return of aesthetics in contemporary art. In three essays and an extended interview, he makes a compelling case for the renegotiation of the stakes of art after the long period of postmodern iconoclasm.