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Flusser, Vilém 1920-1991

Works: 236 works in 753 publications in 17 languages and 8,285 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Records and correspondence  History 
Roles: Author, Creator, Honoree, Contributor, Translator, Interviewee, Annotator, Author of introduction, Other, Dedicatee
Classifications: TR183, 770.1
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Into the universe of technical images by Vilém Flusser( Book )
25 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poised between hope and despair for a humanity facing an urgent communication crisis, this work by VilTm 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 te
Does writing have a future? by Vilém Flusser( Book )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 589 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 shape of things : a philosophy of design by Vilém Flusser( Book )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 538 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
Towards a philosophy of photography by Vilém Flusser( Book )
19 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 534 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."--Jacket
Writings by Vilém Flusser( )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 519 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
Pour une philosophie de la photographie by Vilém Flusser( Book )
62 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The freedom of the migrant : objections to nationalism by Vilém Flusser( Book )
20 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in German and English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La civilisation des médias by Vilém Flusser( Book )
22 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gestures by Vilém Flusser( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gesten : Versuch einer Phänomenologie by Vilém Flusser( Book )
21 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Schrift : Hat Schreiben Zukunft? by Vilém Flusser( Book )
24 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in German and Undetermined and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kommunikologie by Vilém Flusser( Book )
20 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Petite philosophie du design by Vilém Flusser( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 126 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. [4e p. de couv.]
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
Die Geschichte des Teufels by Vilém Flusser( Book )
16 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Natural:mind by Vilém Flusser( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 94 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 94 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
Post-history by Vilém Flusser( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jude sein : Essays, Briefe, Fiktionen by Vilém Flusser( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in German and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Flusser-Reader zu Kommunikation, Medien und Design : die Revolution der Bilder by Vilém Flusser( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in German and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wohin führen uns die Neuen Medien? Der 1991 verstorbene Kommunikations- und Medienphilosoph Vilém Flusser konnte den gegenwärtigen Boom von Multimedia und Computernetzwerken nicht mehr miterleben. Seine so provokanten wie visionären Thesen und Betrachtungen zur Medienentwicklung sind dennoch Schriften von "ständig wachsender Aktualität", betreffen sie doch die Fundamente und Perspektiven der "Kommunikationsrevolution", die sich bei genauerem Hinsehen als eine "Revolution der Bilder" erweist. Diese erfasst alle Lebensumstände; ihre Drehscheiben aber sind Medien und Design, auf die der Autor den Brennspiegel seiner sprachlichen Einbildungskraft richtet
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Alternative Names
Fljusser, Vilem 1920-1991
Fluser, Vilem 1920-1991
Flusser, Vilém
Vilém Flusser
פלוסר, וילם 1920-1991
ヴィレム・フルッサー 1920-1991
フルッサー, ヴィレム
German (187)
English (86)
Portuguese (22)
Czech (13)
French (12)
Italian (11)
Spanish (8)
Japanese (6)
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Russian (2)
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