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deconstruction

dee kuhn struhk shuhn

  • 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

  • How much deconstruction can one blond bear? Just about everyone has had a go at Marilyn Monroe.
  • One is a gimme: the iPhone, Apple's brilliant deconstruction of the common cell phone, due out June 29.
  • Moore, who has become one of the most successful graphic novelists of the age (From Hell; League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), first broke out with this, his deconstruction of the .
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 19, 2013 - Pittsburgh City Paper
  • 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 ...
    June 17, 2013 - Jalopnik
Quotes

  • Charles McVety in FOXNews
    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."
  • Ryan Crocker in Blackanthem.com
    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."
  • Guillermo Arriaga in AFP
    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).

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