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Diedrich Diederichsen
Diedrich Diederichsen lives in Berlin, and teaches at the Merz Academy in Stuttgart, the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, and at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Editor of German music magazines Sounds and Spex, regular contributor to Artforum and Texte Zur Kunst, he is one of the most important critical voices internationally on art and music, specialized in "Pop culture" as well as in most avant-gardist electronic scene.
(external link: diedrich-diederichsen.de)

French edition
A collection of texts about music (from Britney Spears to Helmut Lachenmann, passing through Matthew Herbert, The Melvins, Terre Thaemlitz, Stan Douglas etc.), gathered from the numerous publications of the famous art and music critic and including many previously unpublished texts.

trilingual edition (English / German / Dutch)
Sternberg Press
out of print
Drawing on fresh readings of Marxist and post-modern thought, renowned German cultural critic Diedrich Diederichsen compares the abstract and climbing values of artworks with the plunging value of music—a traditionally immaterial art—in order to formulate a broad reflection on the current “crisis of value in the arts.”