War and Cinema: The Logistics of Perception

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Verso, 2009 - Performing Arts - 118 pages
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A rich and suggestive analysis of military “ways of seeing,” revealing the convergence of perception and destruction in the parallel technologies of warfare and cinema.

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Only read assigned chapters. Reading as essays, I enjoy them. Reading as academic research, it sucks. Read full review

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At first, I was all "OMG, THIS IS AMAZING!" Then I was all "meh." Read full review


Military Force Is Based upon Deception
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Paul Virilio trained as an artist in stained glass, working with Braque and Matisse, as well as studying philosophy at the Sorbonne. In 1975 he was made director of the Ecole spéciale d'architecture in Paris. He retired from teaching in 1998 and now works with private organizations on projects to house the homeless in Paris. He has written many books, including War and Cinema, Open Sky, and Ground Zero.

A translator from Romanian, Spanish, German, French, and Italian, Patrick Camiller has translated many works, including Dumitru Tsepeneag's Vain Art of the Fugue, The Necessary Marriage, and Hotel Europa.

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