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Virilio, Paul

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Most widely held works by Paul Virilio
Polar inertia by Paul Virilio( )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Polar Intertia examines how the 'here and now' of space, territory, the body, are being redefined by new technologies and shows how this redefinition undoes simplistic versions of the globalization thesis. The principal argument of Polar Intertia is that the real time of 'action and distance' - telecommunication - has replaced the real space of immediate action. An instantaneous present has been substitute for space and the sovereignty of territory: everything happens without the need to go anywhere."--Jacket
Art and fear by Paul Virilio( )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Virilio traces the twin developments of art and science over the 20th century, a development that emerges as a nightmare dance of death. In Virilio's scorching vision, art and science vie with each other for the destruction of the human form as we know it. At the start of the 21st century science has finally left art behind as genetic engineers prepare to turn themselves into the worst of expressionists, the Human Genome Project their godless manifesto, the human being their raw material for new and monstrous forms of life."--Jacket
A landscape of events by Paul Virilio( )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and French and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The celebrated French architect, urban planner, and philosopher Paul Virilio focuses on the cultural chaos of the 1980s and 1990s. It was a time, he writes, that reflected the "cruelty of an epoch, the hills and dales of daily life, the usual clumps of habits and commonplaces." Urban disorientation, the machines of war, and the acceleration of events in contemporary life are Virilio's ongoing concerns. He explores them in events ranging from media coverage of the Gulf War to urban rioting and lawlessness
The vision machine by Paul Virilio( Book )

49 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A challenging survey of the technologies of perception, production and dissemination of images throughout history by one of France's leading contemporary intellectuals, Paul Virilio. Surveying art history as well as the technologies of war and urban planning, Virilio provides us with an introduction to a new "logistics of the image". From the era of painting, engraving and architecture culminating in the 18th century, the history of "regimes of the visual" shifted with the intervention of the photogram (photography and cinematography) in the 19th century. The latest era starts with videography, holography and infographics, turning the dissolution of modernity into a generalised logic of public representations. Virilio's book offers the most provocative account of the history of "seeing" to date and could revolutionise the way we periodise not only art history but 'social existence' itself [Publisher description]
Negative horizon : an essay in dromoscopy by Paul Virilio( )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... sets out Virilio's theory of dromoscopy: a means of apprehending speed and its pivotal - and potentially destructive - role in contemporary global society. Applying this theory to Western political and military history, Virilio exposes a compulsion to accelerate, and the rise of a politics of time - encapsulated in the importance accorded to speed - over territorial politics of space. Moving through human history from the cave paintings at Lascaux that depict the first hunters, through the domestication of animals and the building of the first roads, to the 'stealth technologies' deployed in contemporary warfare, Virilio shows how resistance to speed and movement has consistently been eroded, and the physical world adapted, in order to satisfy the urge to move further and faster."--Jacket
The aesthetics of disappearance by Paul Virilio( Book )

58 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the logistics of perception, this title introduces the author's understanding of 'picnolepsy' - the epileptic state of consciousness produced by speed, or rather, the consciousness invented by the subject through its very absence: the gaps, glitches, and speed bumps lacing through and defining it
The information bomb by Paul Virilio( Book )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Virilio explores the dominion of techno-science, cyberwar and the new information technologies
War and cinema : the logistics of perception by Paul Virilio( Book )

37 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking at how the technologies of cinema and warfare have developed a fatal interdependence, this book explores these conjunctions from a range of perspectives. It gives a detailed technical history of weaponry, photography and cinematography, with accounts of films and military campaigns
Speed and politics : an essay on dromology by Paul Virilio( Book )

50 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speed and Politics (first published in France in 1977) is the matrix of Virilio's entire work. It presents a topological account of the entire history of humanity, honing in on the technological advances made possible through the militarization of society. Parallel to Heidegger's vision of technology, Virilio sees speed-not class or wealth-as the primary motor behind civilization. In this "technical vitalism," multiple projectiles-inert fortresses and bunkers, the "metabolic bodies" of soldiers, transport vessels, and now information and computer technology- mutually prosthetize each other in a permanent assault on the world and, through it, on human nature
The art of the motor by Paul Virilio( Book )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pure war : twenty-five years later by Paul Virilio( Book )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virilio and Lotringer revisit their prescient book on the invisible war waged by technology against humanity since World War II. In June 2007, Paul Virilio and Sylvere Lotringer met in La Rochelle, France to reconsider the premises they developed twenty-five years before in their frighteningly prescient classic, Pure War. Pure War described the invisible war waged by technology against humanity, and the lack of any real distinction since World War II between war and peace. Speaking with Lotringer in 1982, Virilio noted the "accidents" that inevitably arise with every technological development: from car crashes to nuclear spillage, to the extermination of space and the derealization of time wrought by instant communication. In this new and updated edition, Virilio and Lotringer consider how the omnipresent threat of the "accident"-both military and economic-has escalated. With the fall of the Soviet bloc, the balance of power between East and West based on nuclear deterrence has given way to a more diffuse multi-polar nuclear threat. Moreover, as the speed of communication has increased exponentially, "local" accidents-like the collapse of the Asian markets in the late 1980s-escalate, with the speed of contagion, into global events instantaneously. "Globalization," Virilio argues, is the planet's ultimate accident
Open sky by Paul Virilio( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art as far as the eye can see by Paul Virilio( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Art as Far as the Eye Can See 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 technologized." "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 technology. 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 another or with an event, be that political or artistic. What we are losing is our sense of the aesthetic." "Virilio argues that, in the twenty-first century, the new battleground will be art as light versus art as matter."--BOOK JACKET
Politics of the very worst : an interview by Philippe Petit by Paul Virilio( Book )

31 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afin de mieux faire comprendre les enjeux du cybermonde qui se prépare, Paul Virilio, urbaniste de formation, réfléchit sur les conséquences morales, politiques et philosophiques de la révolution cybernétique dans le domaine de la ville, dans les conceptions de la guerre et de la vitesse, ainsi que dans la vie quotidienne
Bunker archaeology by Paul Virilio( )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City of panic by Paul Virilio( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"City of Panic opens with a journey across the airy boulevards of Paris and into the crypt of its Metro. Along the way, City of Panic tells the story of all cities." "Cities everywhere are being reconstructed through a campaign of panic - the proliferation of gated-communities, policed shopping malls, the ever-widening net of surveillance, and a media consistently fabricating a world of fear. As the past is torn down and replaced with an identikit present, we seem to have accepted that our cities really are war zones and that every city must be the same."--Jacket
The accident of art by Sylvère Lotringer( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urbanist and theorist of technology, Virilio trained as a painter ... In Accident of Art, his third extended conversation with Lotringer, Virilio looks back on the century in order to address for the first time the impact of technology on contemporary art. Lotringer and Virilio argue that a direct relation exists between war trauma and art. Why has art failed to reinvent itself in the face of technology, unlike performing art? Why has art simply retreated into painting and surrendered to digital technology? Accidents are inventions in their own right. The can also free us from speed-induced inertia.--Cubierta
Desert screen : war at the speed of light by Paul Virilio( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text chronicles the Gulf War in terms of the reflections of an attentive telespectator. Virilio discerns a global spatial-temporal collapse following the Cold War, and identifies the Gulf War as an historical turning point
Ground zero by Paul Virilio( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How would it be if what we take for human advance were simply a technological progress which literally leaves us out of its equations? What if Progress is not humanity striking out bravely towards the future, but an ultimately destructive force?" "In a remarkable tour d'horizon, Paul Virilio paints a bleak picture of current scientific, cultural, social and political values. Art has succumbed to the techniques of advertising, while in politics the battle for hearts and minds has become a mere 'synchronization of opinion', and TV ratings have triumphed over universal suffrage. The events of September 11 reflect both the manipulation of a global sub-proletariat and the delusions of an elite of rich students and technicians who resemble nothing so much as the 'suicidal members of the Heaven's Gate cybersect'. And, in this post-humanist dystopia, we are morally rudderless before the threat of biological manipulations as yet undreamt-of."--Jacket
Strategy of deception by Paul Virilio( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Virilio denounces the Kosovo war, uniting theory with a study of the conflict. Tearing aside the veil of hypocrisy in which he believes the USA and its allies wrapped the war, Virilio maintains that the nature of the bombing was set by strategic rather than ethical considerations
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Polar inertia
Art and fearA landscape of eventsThe vision machineNegative horizon : an essay in dromoscopyThe aesthetics of disappearanceThe information bombWar and cinema : the logistics of perceptionSpeed and politics : an essay on dromology
Alternative Names
Paul Virilio

Paul Virilio architecte, urbaniste et essayiste français

Paul Virilio arquiteto francês

Paul Virilio Cultural theorist

Paul Virilio filósofo francés

Paul Virilio filosofo, scrittore e urbanista francese

Paul Virilio Frans filosoof

Paul Virilio französischer Philosoph und Kritiker der Mediengesellschaft

Paul Virilio French philosopher

Virilio, Paul 1932-

Virilio, Pol

Вирилио Поль

Вирилио, Поль 1932-

Вирильо, Поль

Вирильо, Поль 1932-

Пол Вирилио

ויריליו, פול

پل ویریلیو معمار، نویسنده، و فیلسوف فرانسوی

비릴리오, 폴 1932-

ヴィリリオ, ポール



保羅·維希留 法國哲學家

English (429)

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