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Project Statement

by J. Drucker


The work addresses media theory and poses critical issues in the spirit of Marshall McLuhan's Mechanical Bride. The edition was produced in 1985, and the pastiche tone of the work has the feel of much postmodern appropriation and criticism -- focused on media but playing with its tropes and production means as well.

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Miles DeCoster

title note: []

Agents

Miles DeCoster

type: initiating

role:
artist
author
printer

dates:
birth: 19??-00-00

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Post Newsweek Stations

type: initiating

role:
publisher


Publication Information

publisher: Post Newsweek Stations

dates:
publication: 1985-00-00

publication history: Only one edition was produced of this work, but it was part of a larger internship. [J. Drucker]

Aesthetic Profile

movement:
postmodern (AAT)

subject:
didactic Art (AAT)
political art (AAT)
artists' books (LCSH)

themes: Critical discussions of the politics, economics, and media. [J. Drucker]

content form:
documentary (local)
collage (local)

publication tradition:
activist (local)
multiples (AAT)

inspiration: McLuhan seems very present in the text and approach. [J. Drucker]

related works: The Mechanical Bridge, The Medium is the Message [J. Drucker]

other influences: []

community: press Post Newsweek Station seems to have given DeCoster an internship for this project; he also mentions the Washington Project for the Arts, at the time, a community print-and-literary center similar to the West Coast Print Center in the Bay Area. [J. Drucker]

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General Comments

The book seems strikingly typical of its time, in design as well as conception. []