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Virilio, Paul

Works: 367 works in 1,359 publications in 14 languages and 23,589 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Creator, Editor, Illustrator, Director, Interviewer, Dedicatee, Contributor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Artist, Photographer, pr, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PQ2682.I586, 501
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Art and fear by Paul Virilio( )
22 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paul Virilio is one of contemporary Continental thought's most original and provocative critical voices. His vision of the impact of modern technology on the contemporary global condition is powerful and disturbing, ranging over art, science, politics an
Negative horizon an essay in dromoscopy by Paul Virilio( )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,217 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
A landscape of events by Paul Virilio( )
16 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,211 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
Polar inertia by Paul Virilio( )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paul Virilio shows how technology has made inertia the defining condition of modernity. He argues that the real time of action at a distance through telecommunication has replaced the real space of immediate action
War and cinema : the logistics of perception by Paul Virilio( Book )
80 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 935 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
The vision machine by Paul Virilio( Book )
26 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The information bomb by Paul Virilio( Book )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paul Virilio explores the dominion of techno-science, cyberwar and the new information technologies
Speed and politics : an essay on dromology by Paul Virilio( Book )
49 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ouvrage thématique à tendances philosophico-politiques, ne dédaignant pas les prises de position polémiques. Selon l'auteur "la violence de la vitesse est devenue à la fois le lieu et la loi, le destin et la destination du monde". Mais à qui profite la dictature du mouvement? Stimulant. Novateur. Accès plutôt difficile. Nombreux exemples historiques pour soutenir la démonstration
Bunker archaeology by Paul Virilio( )
28 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The art of the motor by Paul Virilio( Book )
30 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Open sky by Paul Virilio( Book )
23 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Politics of the very worst : an interview by Philippe Petit by Paul Virilio( Book )
33 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 377 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
The aesthetics of disappearance by Paul Virilio( Book )
20 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 322 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
Ground zero by Paul Virilio( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 317 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."--BOOK JACKET
Desert screen : war at the speed of light by Paul Virilio( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 315 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
City of panic by Paul Virilio( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 306 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."--BOOK JACKET
The original accident by Paul Virilio( Book )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Virilio defines the ways in which postindustrial science has merged with out-and-out hyperterrorism to threaten the foundations of Greco-Roman, Judeo-Christian civilisation, and the future of the planet with them, through innovation of mass catastrophes that are part and parcel of its panoply of inventions
The accident of art by Sylvère Lotringer( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 305 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
The Virilio reader by Paul Virilio( Book )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and French and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Strategy of deception by Paul Virilio( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Paul Virilio
Virilio, Paul 1932-
Вирилио, Поль 1932-
Вирильо, Поль 1932-
ヴィリリオ, ポール
English (337)
French (88)
German (39)
Spanish (28)
Italian (21)
Japanese (14)
Swedish (4)
Greek, Modern (3)
Chinese (2)
Finnish (2)
Turkish (1)
Portuguese (1)
Danish (1)
Czech (1)