Deconstruction Essays

Discourse_ Ellen Lupton’s Deconstructivist Theory

Key concepts from Ellen Lupton’s A Post-Mortem on Deconstruction? * Deconstruction is part of a broader field of criticism known as “post-structuralism,” whose theorist have included Jacques Derrida, Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, Jean Baudrillard, among others. Each of these writers has looked at modes of representation – from alphabetic writing to photojournalism – as culturally powerful technologies that transform and construct “reality”. The phrase “deconstruction” quickly became a cliche in design journalism, where it usually has described a style featuring…

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