deconstruction deconstruction  /di kən ˈstrək ʃən/


  • (n) a philosophical theory of criticism (usually of literature or film) that seeks to expose deep-seated contradictions in a work by delving below its surface meaning


  1. One is a gimme: the iPhone, Apple's brilliant deconstruction of the common cell phone, due out June 29.
  2. In age of cumulonimbus architectural spectacle, of swooping expressionism and angular deconstruction, the new MOMA opted for the subdued forms of classic right-angled Modernism.
  3. Nothing wrong with his repeat of his Bon Jovi deconstruction; the simple problem is that the first go-round wowed us with its novelty, which it can't by definition the second time.


  1. Despite its wide array of style and subjects — or maybe because of them — the AAP's 102nd annual show has plenty of ...

    Participating artists offer everything from minimalist watercolors to architectural deconstructions. by Nadine Wasserman The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh's 102nd Annual Exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art is a mixture of styles, mediums and subject matter. Like most shows of this type, it has no main organizing principle, but is installed so as to enhance aesthetic balances among the 68 ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Pittsburgh City Paper

  2. Kanye West - 'Black Skinhead'

    Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we'll provide the jams. Kanye West's new album Yeezus drops tomorrow, though it already leaked last week. If you were looking for another College Dropout or even My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, look elsewhere. Yeezus is a visceral, tribal, rage-filled deconstruction of 'Ye's previous work, as well as ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Jalopnik

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  1. Charles McVety, a spokesman for Defend Marriage Canada and president of Canada Christian College, called the vote an "onerous breach of trust and the deconstruction of so much that is dear to our hearts."
    on Jun 28, 2005 By: Charles McVety Source: FOXNews

  2. "The sectarian violence of 2006 and early 2007 had its seeds in Saddam's social deconstruction, and it had dire consequences for the people of Iraq, as well as its politics," Crocker said, calling Iraq a "traumatized society."
    on Sep 10, 2007 By: Ryan Crocker Source:

  3. Cinema as a medium offers "new languages, (including) the deconstruction of time," said Arriaga, who won the award for best screenplay at Cannes for "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" (2005).
    on Aug 29, 2008 By: Guillermo Arriaga Source: AFP

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