Generation Objects, Icons, Architecture and Collections: Object lessons from the work of Douglas Coupland

Crilly, Michael (2021) Generation Objects, Icons, Architecture and Collections: Object lessons from the work of Douglas Coupland. In: Douglas Coupland and the Art of the Extreme Present, 23-24 Apr 2021, Online. (In Press)

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Abstract

In a complex and rapidly changing world, Douglas Coupland has recorded, described and narrated his way around multiple different creative disciplines. The dominant theme of his works appears to be related to ‘accelerated culture’ and the increasing rate of change, which is itself clearly within the post-modern tradition (Forshaw, 2000) of culturally self-referencing, concentration, exaggeration and ironically reinventing ideas. His writing and his artwork have always been full of slogans and references to this sort of popular culture, or more accurately, popular consumer culture. However, in addition to these zeitgeist references are the appearance of artefacts and objects throughout his work that are representative of this type of consumerism.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ontology, architecture, art, collections, generation x
Subjects: K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Q200 Comparative Literary studies
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
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Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2021 10:59
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 14:39
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/45994

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