Hal Foster

Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University.

(Seattle, United States, 1955). Is also a member of the School of Architecture and the German Department, besides working on the programmes “Media and Modernity” and “European Cultural Studies”. Prior to this, he taught at the University of Berkeley, California and Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Widely known for his studies on modernity, contemporary art and architecture, his present research is focused on the theory of modernity. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he is co-editor of the review October, in which – along with The London Review of Books – he publishes articles. Among his more recent publications are Pop Art (Phaidon Press, 2005), Art Since 1900 (Thames & Hudson Press, 2004), Prosthetic Gods (MIT Press, 2004), Design and Crime (Verso Press, 2002) and Figment: Painting and Subjectivity in the First Pop Age (forthcoming 2011).

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