Hal Foster, Recodings: Art, Spectacle, Cultural Politics, Bay Press, 1985
For the past few decades Hal Foster’s critical gaze has encompassed the increasingly complex machinery of the culture industry. His observations push the boundaries of cultural criticism to establish a vantage point from which the seemingly disparate agendas of artists, patrons, and critics have a telling coherence. Recodings has become the classic “primer in poststructuralist debate” (Village Voice). The essays present a constellation of concerns about the limits and myths of postmodernism, the uses and abuses of historicism, the connections of recent art and architecture with media spectacle and institutional power, and the transformations of the avant garde and of cultural politics generally.
Hal Foster, The Minks' Cry, Bay Press, 1982
Children book by Hal Foster, with picture by Milo Mottola
Bay Press is the most significant independent press in Seattle's history. The only local rival to Bay Press may be Fantagraphics Books, which has been publishing comics and graphic novels from its offices in Lake City since 1976.
Bay Press was born in New York City, when Thatcher decided to publish Hal Foster's book, A Mink's Cry, a children's story.