Art and Fear (Continuum Impacts) Paperback – 9 Mar 2006
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'Is Virilio a strident critic out of touch with contemporary culture or is Art and Fear a deft excoriation of excess? Either way, this is a short, sharp and gripping book?' Modern Painters
'Virilio's lonely voice [is] more disturbing and timely than ever.' New Statesman
"Paul Virilio's vision of war, art and technology has informed contemporary debates about techno-capitalist modernity for some time. Often perceived as a prophet of doom and pessimism, Virlio has consistently interrogated the effects of modern technology on the human condition....John Armitage's introduction offers a concise overture to both Art and Fear and to Virlio's general trajectory of thought. Art and Fear itself, relying almost exclusively on the historical development of genres as transgenic art, does a commendable job of providing a stereoscopic view of the political contexts of such art - Auschwitz, genocide, war." -Pramod Naya, International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, January 2006
About the Author
Paul Virilio is Director of the Ecole Speciale d'Architecture in Paris and author of over 15 books, including Art and Fear and Desert Screen.
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It has made me think long and hard. It has given me sleepless nights. But above all, it has entertained. While not the most lucid writing style, particularly for those readers not well versed in his areas of discourse, it is none-the less written in an expressive, almost poetic style.
Its not very long (so you can read it in a day and then brag you've done an entire philosophy book). Its not at all boring. I can't think of a better reason for anyone to pick up this book and read it - other than the sheer enormity and presence of his arguments.
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