Hal Foster

Design and Crime

V-A-C press
2014, 208 pp.

Translated from English to Russian by Dmitry Potemkin.

Design and Crime is a book about new political economy of design, it explores the marketing of culture and the branding of identity, the development of spectacle-architecture and the rise of global cities. In the age of contemporary consumerism and mass production art and criticism surrender to architecture and design that gain new significance.

Does this situation encourage cultural diversity or does it signify yet another ‘end of history’? Has the wide field of Post-War art turned into the organized space of design? In Design and Crime Hal Foster illuminates these questions, explores the current conditions of critical culture, and encourages to search for alternatives in the double aftermath of modernism and postmodernism.