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- DescriptionPaul Virilio puts art back where it matters - at the centre of politics. Art used to be an engagement between artist and materials. But in our new media world art has changed, its very materials have changed and have become techlogized. This change reflects a broader social shift. Speed and politics - what Virilio defined as the key characteristics of the twentieth century - have been transformed in the twenty-first century to speed and mass culture. And the defining characteristic of mass culture today is panic. This induced panic relies on a new, all-seeing techlogy. And the first casualty of this is the human response. What we are losing is the very human 'art of seeing', one individual's engagement with ather or with an event, be that political or artistic. What we are losing is our sense of the aesthetic. Where art used to talk of the aesthetics of disappearance, it must w confront the disappearance of the aesthetic.
- Author BiographyPaul Virilio is one of our foremost cultural critics. Architect and urban planner and former director of the Ecole Speciale d'Architecture in Paris, he has written widely on film, architecture, art, war and technology. Translated by Julie Rose, a freelance translator and winner of the PEN Medallion for Translation.
- Author(s)Paul Virilio
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication01/10/2007
- SubjectThe Arts: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBerg Publishers
- Content Noteindex
- Weight255 g
- Width134 mm
- Height189 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Translated byJulie Rose
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