- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Verso; Pbk. Ed edition (November 27, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1859844537
- ISBN-13: 978-1859844533
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.5 x 7.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,601,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Foster is spot-on ... exactly the kind of book the design world should want.”—Bookforum
“Design and Crime is cool, measured, and steady, like a Gunsmoke shootout.”—Greil Marcus
“In these elegant and incisive essays, Foster argues that in recent years art culture has lost ground to business culture, and become a franchise of the pervasive global marketplace.”—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
“Design and Crime is demanding, angry and gentle—a powerful antidote to cultural ennui.”—Modern Painters
About the Author
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.