Bunker Archaeology

Author: Paul Virilio

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568980157

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

View: 9212

Out of print for almost a decade, we are thrilled to bring back one of our most requested hard-to-find titlesphilosopher and cultural theorist Paul Virilio's Bunker Archeology. In 1994 we published the first English-language translation of the classic French edition of 1975, which accompanied an exhibition of Virilio's photographs at the Centre Pompidou. In Bunker Archeology, urbanist Paul Virilio turns his attentionand camerato the ominous yet strangely compelling German bunkers that lie abandoned along the coast of France. These ghostly reminders of destruction and oppression prompted Virilio to consider the nature of war and existence, in relation to both World War II and contemporary times. Virilio discusses fortresses and military space in general as well as the bunkers themselves, including an examination of the role of Albert Speer, Hitler's architect, in the rise of the Third Reich.


Author: Paul Virilio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783851659603


Page: 172

View: 1128

Der Tote im Bunker

Bericht über meinen Vater

Author: Martin Pollack

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423135283


Page: 254

View: 4823


Readings in the Archaeology of Recent Conflict

Author: John Schofield

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387885216

Category: Social Science

Page: 219

View: 5674

Conflict and Battlefield Archaeology is a growing and important field in archaeology, with implications on the state of the world today: how humanity has prepared for, reacted to, and dealt with the consequences of conflict at a national and international level. As the field grows, there is an increasing need for research and development in this area. Written by one of the most prominent scholars in this field of growing interest, "Aftermath", offers a clear and important overview to research in the field. It will become an essential source of information for scholars already involved in conflict archaeology as well as those just starting to explore the field. It offers access to previously hard-to-find but important research.

Architecture and the Body, Science and Culture

Author: Kim Sexton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317281853

Category: Architecture

Page: 280

View: 3381

The relationship of architecture to the human body is a centuries-long and complex one, but not always symmetrical. This book opens a space for historians of the visual arts, archaeologists, architects, and digital humanities professionals to reflect upon embodiment, spatiality, science, and architecture in pre?modern and modern cultural contexts. Architecture and the Body, Science and Culture poses one overarching question: How does a period’s understanding of bodies as objects of science impinge upon architectural thought and design? The answers are sophisticated, interdisciplinary explorations of theory, technology, symbolism, medicine, violence, psychology, deformity, and salvation, and they have unexpected and fascinating implications for architectural design and history. The new research published in this volume reinvigorates the Western survey-style trajectory from Archaic Greece to post?war Europe with scientifically?framed, body?centred provocations. By adding the third factor—science—to the architecture and body equation, this book presents a nuanced appreciation for architectural creativity and its embeddedness in other sets of social, institutional and political relationships. In so doing, it spatializes body theory and ties it to the experience of the built environment in ways that disturb traditional boundaries between the architectural container and the corporeally contained.

We Have Never Been Postmodern

Author: Steve Redhead

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688978

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 9201

This book sets out a variety of reasons why we should move away from seeing the recent era as 'postmodern' and our culture as 'postmodernist' through a series of analyses of contemporary culture.

Josephine Meckseper

Author: Rachel Hooper,Gail B. Kirkpatrick,Heike Munder

Publisher: Jrp Ringier Kunstverlag Ag


Category: Art

Page: 108

View: 5988

In her photography, videos, and installations Josephine Meckseper engages with the interaction between politics and glamour. Thus, in her works, images of political activism-whether photographs of demonstrations or newspaper cuttings-are set against sparkling consumer goods and advertising motifs, evoking a paradoxical effect. On the one hand, the pop-political vocabulary of forms appears absurd in its opposing ideological effect; on the other, the artist discloses references by interpolating them seamlessly in a decorative and apparently elegant display. Meckseper has pursued the capitalist-critique approach of recent years, with subject areas agitating around the war in Iraq and the oil industry, with all their inherent economic and socio-political implications, in particular those concerning the automobile industry. This book concentrates on a new series of works developed from this context. Hence in the installation Ten High (2007) numerous silver shop display dummies converge on a mirror smooth platform holding in their hands objects such as signs, bearing anti-war slogans like No War in Iran or the notorious recession signal Going Out of Business/Sale. Published with the Migros museum fuuml;r gegenwartskunst, Zurich; Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston; and Ausstellungshalle zeitgenouml;ssische Kunst Muuml;nster English and German text.

Paul Virilio

Theorist for an Accelerated Culture

Author: Steve Redhead

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802086822

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

View: 766

Paul Virilio is known as the high priest of speed. His discourses on speed, military technology, and modernity are highly influential among urban and cultural theorists, but he has influenced the work of many in other fields as well, including media theory, international relations, art history, cultural politics, architecture, and peace studies, to name a few. The first authoritative study of the life and work of Virilio, Steve Redhead's Paul Virilio: Theorist for an Accelerated Culture explains and analyses Virilio's work, correcting many mistaken interpretations that have surfaced in the literature over the years. Although now retired from his position at the École Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris, Virilio remains an active political and cultural thinker and commentator with a significant catalogue of work stretching back to the 1950s. Redhead reviews Virilio's intellectual career, from his days hanging out in an architect's office in the 1960s to his recent creation of a major art foundation exhibition on 'the accident' in the wake of 11 September 2001. Paul Virilio: Theorist for an Accelerated Culture is a rigorous and accessible introduction to Virilio that places him in the pantheon of critical thinkers in today's accelerated culture.

Demon in the Box

Jews, Arabs, Politics, and Culture in the Making of Israeli Television

Author: Tasha G. Oren

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813534206

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

View: 3340

What does a country's television programming say about its deep character, beliefs, dreams, and fears? In Demon in the Box, Tasha G. Oren recounts the volatile history of Israeli television and thereby reveals the history of the nation itself. Initially rejected as a corrupting influence on "the people of the book," television became the object of fantasies and anxieties that went to the heart of Israel's most pressing concerns: Arab-Israeli relations, immigration, and the forgoing of a modern Israeli culture. Television broadcasting was aimed toward external relations--the flow of messages across borders, Arab-Israeli conflict, and the shaping of public opinion worldwide--as much as it was toward internal needs and interests. Through archival research and analysis of public scandals and early programs, Oren traces Israeli television's transformation from a feared agent of decadence to a powerful national communication tool, and eventually, to a vastly popular entertainment medium.

Critical Theorists and International Relations

Author: Jenny Edkins,Nick Vaughan-Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134025807

Category: Political Science

Page: 424

View: 1095

A wide range of critical theorists is used in the study of international politics, and until now there has been no text that gives concise and accessible introductions to these figures. Critical Theorists and International Relations provides a wide-ranging introduction to thirty-two important theorists whose work has been influential in thinking about global politics. Each chapter is written by an expert with a detailed knowledge of the theorist concerned, representing a range of approaches under the rubric ‘critical’, including Marxism and post-Marxism, the Frankfurt School, hermeneutics, phenomenology, postcolonialism, feminism, queer theory, poststructuralism, pragmatism, scientific realism, deconstruction and psychoanalysis. Key features of each chapter include: a clear and concise biography of the relevant thinker an introduction to their key writings and ideas a summary of the ways in which these ideas have influenced and are being used in international relations scholarship a list of suggestions for further reading Written in engaging and accessible prose, Critical Theorists and International Relations is a unique and invaluable resource for undergraduates, postgraduates and scholars of international relations.

Key Thinkers on Space and Place

Author: Phil Hubbard,Rob Kitchin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446247732

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 7087

In this latest edition of Key Thinkers on Space and Place, editors Phil Hubbard and Rob Kitchin provide us with a fully revised and updated text that highlights the work of over 65 key thinkers on space and place. Unique in its concept, the book is a comprehensive guide to the life and work of some of the key thinkers particularly influential in the current 'spatial turn' in the social sciences. Providing a synoptic overview of different ideas about the role of space and place in contemporary social, cultural, political and economic life, each portrait comprises: Biographical information and theoretical context. An explication of their contribution to spatial thinking. An overview of key advances and controversie. Guidance on further reading. With 14 additional chapters including entries on Saskia Sassen, Tim Ingold, Cindi Katz and John Urry, the book covers ideas ranging from humanism, Marxism, feminism and post-structuralism to queer-theory, post-colonialism, globalization and deconstruction, presenting a thorough look at diverse ways in which space and place has been theorized. An essential text for geographers, this now classic reference text is for all those interested in theories of space and place, whether in geography, sociology, cultural studies, urban studies, planning, anthropology, or women's studies.

Virilio Dictionary

Author: John Armitage

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074864685X

Category: Reference

Page: 264

View: 5780

The first dictionary dedicated to the pioneering work of French art and technology critic Paul Virilio. In Virilio's writings, meanings and interpretations are often difficult and ambiguous. This dictionary guides you through his concepts with headwords including Accident, Body, Cinema, Deterritorialization and Eugenics. Explore the very edge of Virilio's pioneering thought in cultural and social theory with the entries on Foreclosure, Grey Ecology, Polar Inertia and the Overexposed City.The Virilio Dictionary is ideal for anyone wanting to keep up with Virilio's dynamic program for the study of postmodern culture.

Panische Stadt

Author: Paul Virilio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783851658217


Page: 147

View: 1788

Virilio for Architects

Author: John Armitage

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317549759

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

View: 8182

Paul Virilio is an innovative figure in the study of architecture, space, and the city. Virilio for Architects primes readers for their first encounter with his crucial texts on some of the vital theoretical debates of the twenty-first century, including: Oblique Architecture and Bunker Archeology Critical Space and the Overexposed City The Ultracity and Very High Buildings Grey Ecology and Global Hypermovement In exploring Virilio’s most important architectural ideas and their impact, John Armitage traces his engagement with other key architectural and scientific thinkers such as Claude Parent, Benoit B. Mandelbrot, and Bernard Tschumi. Virilio for Architects allows students, researchers, and non-academic readers to connect with Virilio’s distinctive architectural theories, critical studies, and fresh ideas.

Encyclopedia of urban studies

Author: Ray Hutchison

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 1039

View: 2407

Covers all aspects of cities, their suburbs, and other urban areas. Includes urban economics, urban planning, urban architecture, urban ecology, urban transportation systems, urban politics, and urban social relations.

Bunker "Valentin"

Author: Dieter Schmidt

Publisher: Edition Temmen


Category: Submarines (Ships)

Page: 111

View: 7964

Der reine Krieg

Author: Paul Virilio,Sylvère Lotringer

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 171

View: 5442

Contested spaces

sites, representations and histories of conflict

Author: Louise Purbrick,Graham Dawson

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780230013360

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 8562

This book is a cross-cultural collection of essays exploring historical and political meanings of sites of conflict.

Gesammelte Beiträge zur deutschen und europäischen Universitätsgeschichte

Strukturen, Personen, Entwicklungen

Author: Peter Moraw

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004162801

Category: History

Page: 620

View: 1005

General reflections on the medieval university are followed by 8 studies of Central and East Central centers and conclude with 4 social-historical and prosopographical papers.