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Author Bishop, Ryan, 1959-
Title Modernist avant-garde aesthetics and contemporary military technology : technicities of perception / Ryan Bishop and John Phillips.
Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2010]

Subject Technology and the arts.
Aesthetics, Modern.
Military art and science -- Technological innovations.
Alt Name Phillips, John, 1956-
Description 1 online resource (ix, 238 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Aesthetics, poetics, prostehtics. The slow and the blind : unhinging the senses to harness them ; Sighted weapons and modernist opacity : aesthetics, poetics, prosthetics ; We make it beautiful ; We don't make it beautiful -- Broadcast, hinge, emergency. Ventriloquism, broadcast and technologies of narrative ; The military body and the curious logic of the hinge ; Manufacturing emergencies ; Among the blind and the delay -- Surveillance, targeting, containment. Strategies and technologies of containment : containing the political ; Scoping out ; Satellites of love and war.
Summary This book analyses the operation of current state-of-the-art military technology and the experimental art, music and writing of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Modernist aesthetics renders clearer the operations of the vast surveillance and killing machines of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. A basic aim of visual technologies is to collapse the sphere of perception with that of the perceived object. Modernist aesthetics, working the same terrain, shows that there always remains an irreducible element of time and space. Military technology tends towards the impossible.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780748663309 (electronic bk.)
0748663304 (electronic bk.)
9780748679881 (electronic bk.)
074867988X (electronic bk.)
9780748639885 (hbk.)
0748639888 (hbk.)
OCLC # 650279370
Additional Format Print version: Bishop, Ryan, 1959- Modernist avant-garde aesthetics and contemporary military technology. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2010 9780748639885 (DLC) 2010398542 (OCoLC)473457715