War and Cinema

War and Cinema : The Logistics of Perception

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In this seminal work, Paul Virilio conducts a sweeping analysis of perception in an age of astounding visual impact. Through a technical history of weaponry, photography, and cinematography, an account of key war strategists and movie directors, and a narrative that places pin-up girls alongside satellite feeds and ranges from Hollywood to Hitler's bunker, Virilio shows how military ways of seeing have transformed the world as we know it.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 4mm | 199.58g
  • Verso Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1844673464
  • 9781844673469
  • 141,292

About Paul Virilio

Paul Virilio was born in 1932. After the war he trained as an artist in stained glass, working with Braque and Matisse, as well as studying philosophy at the Sorbonne. At the age of eighteen, inspired by the Abbe Pierre and the movement of the worker-priests, he became a Christian and a militant. In 1975, he was made director of the Ecole speciale d'architecture in Paris. He has written fifteen books, including War and Cinema, Open Sky and Ground Zero.show more

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"One of the most original thinkers of our time." Liberation"show more

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