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On the animation of the inorganic : art, architecture, and the extension of life

Author: Spyros Papapetros
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Throughout human history, people have imagined inanimate objects to have intelligence, language, and even souls. This book examines ideas about simulated movement and inorganic life during and after  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Spyros Papapetros
ISBN: 9780226645681 0226645681
OCLC Number: 756577820
Description: xvii, 380 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Animation victims: an abridged history of animated response --
Animated history --
The movement of accessories --
Fabric extensions and textual supplements from modern and antique fragments --
The movement of snakes --
Pneumatic impulses and bygone appendages from Philo to Warburg --
The afterlife of crystals --
Art historical biology and the animation of the inorganic --
Inorganic culture --
Nudes in the forest --
Models, sciences, and legends in a landscape by Léger --
Malicious houses --
Animism and animosity in German architecture and film from Mies to Murnau --
Daphne's legacy --
Architecture, psychoanalysis, and petrification.
Responsibility: Spyros Papapetros.

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