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Art and Fear

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Art and Fear by Paul Virilio
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Paul Virilio is one of contemporary Continental thought's most original and provocative critical voices. His vision of the impact of modern technology on the contemporary global condition is powerful and disturbing, ranging over art, science, politics and warfare. In Art and Fear, Paul Virilio traces the twin development of art and science over the twentieth century. In his provocative and challenging vision, art and science vie with each other for the destruction of the human form as we know it. He traces the connections between the way early twentieth century avant-garde artists twisted and tortured the human form before making it vanish in abstraction, and the blasting to bits of men who were no more than cannon fodder i nthe trenches of the Great War; and between the German Expressionists' hate-filled portraits of the damned, and the 'medical' experiments of the Nazi eugenicists; and between the mangled messages of global advertising, and the organisation of global terrorism. Now, at the start of the twenty-first century, science has finally left art behind, as genetic engineers prepare to turn themselves into the worst of expressionists, with the human being the raw material for new and monstrous forms of life. Art and Fear is essential reading for anyone wondering where art has gone and where science is taking us.

Author Biography

Paul Virilio is Director of the Ecole Speciale d'Architecture in Paris and the author of over fifteen books, including Desert Screen and Negative Horizon.
Release date NZ
March 9th, 2006
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
New edition
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Pages
70
Dimensions
129x198x3
ISBN-13
9780826487964
Product ID
1675508

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