This book is one of the most classic works of Rosalind Krauss. Starting from almost mythological avant-garde ideas, she explores how the art methods break the style to generate postmodernism. At the same time, she analyses how these methods have changed our understanding of the art of the 20th century. Krauss begins with structuralism and post-structuralism and combines Saussurean linguistics, semiotics, psychoanalysis and so on to carry out her research. On the one hand, she excavates the undiscovered meaning in visual art. On the other, she criticizes those outstanding art practitioners and the writing method of recording art with literature and history. This book systematically presents the most critical and essential ideological courses of Krauss in her career of art criticism and carries out critical reading on some important artistic phenomena in the 20th century from the perspectives of structuralism and post-structuralism. It occupies an important position in the history of art criticism.