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Flusser, Vilém 1920-1991

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Works: 243 works in 795 publications in 18 languages and 8,737 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Records and correspondence  History 
Roles: Author, Creator, Honoree, Contributor, Translator, zxx, Interviewee, Annotator, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Other
Classifications: TR183, 770.1
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Towards a philosophy of photography by Vilém Flusser( Book )

91 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Media philosopher Vilem Flusser proposed a revolutionary new way of thinking about photography. An analysis of the medium in terms of aesthetics, science and politics provided him with new ways of understanding both the cultural crises of the past and the new social forms nascent within them. Flusser showed how the transformation of textual into visual culture (from the linearity of history into the two-dimensionality of magic) and of industrial into post-industrial society (from work into leisure) went hand in hand, and how photography allows us to read and interpret these changes with particular clarity."--BOOK JACKET
Into the universe of technical images by Vilém Flusser( Book )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poised between hope and despair for a humanity facing an urgent communication crisis, this work by Vilém Flusser forecasts either the first truly human, infinitely creative society in history or a society of unbearable, oppressive sameness, locked in a pattern it cannot change. First published in German in 1985 and now available in English for the first time, Into the Universe of Technical Images outlines the history of communication technology as a process of increasing abstraction. Flusser charts how communication evolved from direct interaction with the world to mediation through various technologies. The invention of writing marked one significant shift; the invention of photography marked another, heralding the current age of the technical image. The automation of the processing of technical images carries both promise and threat: the promise of freeing humans to play and invent and the threat for networks of automation to proceed independently of humans."--Publisher
Does writing have a future? by Vilém Flusser( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Does Writing Have a Future?, a remarkably perceptive work first published in German in 1987, Vilém Flusser asks what will happen to thought and communication as written communication gives way, inevitably, to digital expression. In his introduction, Flusser proposes that writing does not, in fact, have a future because everything that is now conveyed in writing--and much that cannot be--can be recorded and transmitted by other means. Confirming Flusser's status as a theorist of new media in the same rank as Marshall McLuhan, Jean Baudrillard, Paul Virilio, and Friedrich Kittler, the balance of this book teases out the nuances of these developments. To find a common denominator among texts and practices that span millennia, Flusser looks back to the earliest forms of writing and forward to the digitization of texts now under way. For Flusser, writing--despite its limitations when compared to digital media--underpins historical consciousness, the concept of progress, and the nature of critical inquiry. While the text as a cultural form may ultimately become superfluous, he argues, the art of writing will not so much disappear but rather evolve into new kinds of thought and expression
The freedom of the migrant : objections to nationalism by Vilém Flusser( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in German and English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vilem Flusser was one of the most fascinating and original European thinkers of the late twentieth century. In this collection of his essays on emigration, nationalism, and information theory, he raises questions about the viability of ideas of national identity in a world whose borders are becoming increasingly arbitrary and permeable. Flusser argues that modern societies are in flux, with traditional linear and textual epistemologies being challenged by global circulatory networks and a growth in visual stimulation. Beyond globalization, Flusser's ideas about communication and identity are rooted in the Judeo-Christian concept of self-determination and self-realization through recognition of the other
The shape of things : a philosophy of design by Vilém Flusser( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents for the first time in English an array of essays on design by the seminal media critic and philosopher, Vilém Flusser
Writings by Vilém Flusser( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over ten years after his death, the reputation of Vilém Flusser as one of Europe's most original modern philosophers continues to grow. This is the first English-language anthology of Flusser's work
La civilisation des médias by Vilém Flusser( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kommunikologie by Vilém Flusser( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gestures by Vilém Flusser( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in French and English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesten : Versuch einer Phänomenologie by Vilém Flusser( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Schrift : Hat Schreiben Zukunft? by Vilém Flusser( Book )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petite philosophie du design by Vilém Flusser( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce livre défend une thèse provocante : notre avenir sera avant tout affaire de design. En effet, le design représente la confluence d'idées nouvelles empruntées à la science, à l'art, à l'économie et à la politique. C'est de façon apparemment toute naturelle que des éléments hétérogènes s'y combinent en un réseau complexe de relations
Dinge und Undinge : phänomenologische Skizzen by Vilém Flusser( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in German and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On doubt by Vilém Flusser( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in Portuguese and English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Geschichte des Teufels by Vilém Flusser( Book )

16 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vampyroteuthis infernalis : a treatise : with a report by the Institut scientifique de recherche paranaturaliste by Vilém Flusser( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vilém Flusser (1920-1991) was born in Prague. He emigrated to Brazil, where he taught philosophy and wrote a daily newspaper column in Sao Paulo, then later moved to France. He wrote several books in Portuguese and German. Writings (2004), Into the Universe of Technical Images (2011), and Does Writing Have a Future? (2011) have been published by the University of Minnesota Press, and the Shape of Things, Towards a Philosophy of Photography, and The Freedom of the Migrant have also been translated into English
Natural:mind by Vilém Flusser( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nachgeschichte : eine korrigierte Geschichtsschreibung by Vilém Flusser( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in German and Undetermined and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-history by Vilém Flusser( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jude sein : Essays, Briefe, Fiktionen by Vilém Flusser( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in German and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Fljusser, Vilem 1920-1991

Fluser, Vilem 1920-1991

Flusser, Vilém

Vilém Flusser

Vilém Flusser Czech philosopher and photographer

Vilém Flusser tschechischer Kommunikations- und Medienphilosoph, Autor und Hochschullehrer

Βιλέμ Φλούσερ

Флюссер, Вилем

וילם פלוסר

פלוסר, וילם 1920-1991

빌렘 플루세르

ヴィレム・フルッサー

ヴィレム・フルッサー 1920-1991

フルッサー, ヴィレム

維蘭·傅拉瑟

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Into the universe of technical imagesDoes writing have a future?The freedom of the migrant : objections to nationalismThe shape of things : a philosophy of designWritings