By Keith Jenkins
"Why hassle with heritage? Keith Jenkins has a solution. He is helping us re-think the "end of history", as signalled via postmodernity. Readers may perhaps disagree with him, yet he by no means fails to impress debate in regards to the way forward for the past."
Joanna Bourke, Professor of background, Birkbeck College
Keith Jenkins’ paintings on historic conception is well known; this assortment provides the basic components of his paintings over the past fifteen years.
Here we see Jenkins tackle the tricky and intricate query of defining the boundaries of heritage. the gathering attracts jointly the most important items of his paintings in a single convenient quantity, encompassing the ever arguable factor of postmodernism and historical past, questions about the tip of heritage and radical background into the longer term. Exchanges with Perez Zagorin and Michael Coleman additional light up the extent of discussion that has surrounded postmodernism, and which keeps to take action. a longer creation and abstracts which contextualize every bit, including a foreword by way of Hayden White and an afterword by means of Alun Munslow, make this assortment crucial examining for all these attracted to the speculation and perform of historical past and its improvement during the last few decades.
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