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Reading the figural, or, Philosophy after the new media

Author: David Norman Rodowick
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2001.
Series: Post-contemporary interventions.
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Theorizes the concept of the figural as a way to get beyond the long held aesthetic distinction between plastic and linguistic arts, a distinction that will not work for film and new media.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Rodowick, David Norman.
Reading the figural, or, Philosophy after the new media.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2001
(DLC) 2001023111
(OCoLC)45879744
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Norman Rodowick
ISBN: 0822380765 9780822380764
OCLC Number: 52589859
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 276 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Presenting the Figural: The Idea of the Figural. Lyotard's Leap into the Void: The Aesthetic before the New Media. Paradoxes of the Visual, or Philosophy after the New Media --
2. Reading the Figural: Rehearsing the Figural. Foucault through Deleuze, or The Diagrammatics of Power . Reading the Figural. The End of Modernism --
3. The Figure and the Text. Film and the Scene of Writing: "With dreams displaced into a forest of script". Hieroglyphics, Montage, Enunciation --
4. The Ends of the Aesthetic --
5. The Historical Image: A Plea for the Dead. Social Hieroglyphs and the Optics of History. The Antinomic Character of Time. Anteroom Thinking, or "The Last Things before the Last" --
6. A Genealogy of Time: Two Stories of 1968. Two Audiovisual Regimes: The Movement-Image and Time-Image. The Ends of the Dialectic and the Return of History: Hegel and Nietzsche. Genealogy, Countermemory, Event --
7. An Uncertain Utopia: Digital Culture. An Image of Technological Abundance. A Digression on Postmodernism. Three Questions concerning Digital Culture. An Impossible Ideal of Power.
Series Title: Post-contemporary interventions.
Other Titles: Philosophy after the new media
Responsibility: D.N. Rodowick.

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Applies the concept of "the figural" to a variety of philosophical and aesthetic issues. Inspired by the aesthetic philosophy of Jean-Francois Lyotard, this title defines a semiotic regime where the  Read more...

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