Next to the episodes on the Back to the Drawing Board podcast, there exists The Bookshelf.
The Bookshelf is my gift to you. On Instagram, every first of the month, I share with you a book that reminds you how to look, gets you in touch with your creativity. These are not just books for artists, nor people who love art. They are books for people that want to learn to look, whether it's at veggies in the grocery store, or other people's body language. They are books that give you the permission to enjoy the mystery, embrace the curiosity and dive in deep. It is in this mystery that the best ideas come about. With that being said, book three on The Bookshelf is..
Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction, by Christopher Butler
There is possibly no better book than this one when it comes to showing that contemporary art is related to everything around us (A.K.A. and maybe your key to better 'understanding' it).
This book is part of a series which addresses seemingly challenging topics in a way that any newcomer can understand them. One characteristic of postmodernism is intense skepticism and suspicions of notions of truth. These ideas infiltrate every part of our life, from literature and art to politics and economics. Read this if you want to see everything around you fall into place!
For those that want to find out the definition of postmodernism, need examples of postmodernism or postmodernism art then definitely read this book! It contains examples of postmodernism in popular culture and with its straightforward and simple definition, it's the perfect postmodernism book 'for dummies.'