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Suspensions of perception : attention, spectacle, and modern culture

Author: Jonathan Crary
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1999.
Series: October books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Suspensions of Perception is a major historical study of human attention and its volatile role in modern Western culture. It argues that the ways in which we intently look at or listen to anything result from crucial changes in the nature of perception that can be traced back to the second half of the nineteenth century." "Crary approaches these issues through analyses of works by three key modernist painters -  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Crary
ISBN: 0262032651 9780262032650 0262531992 9780262531993
OCLC Number: 41131745
Notes: "October books."
Description: x, 397 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Modernity and the problem of attention. --
1879: Unbinding vision. --
1888: Illuminations of disenchantment. --
1900: Reinventing synthesis. --
1907: Spellbound in Rome.
Series Title: October books.
Responsibility: Jonathan Crary.

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Suspensions of Perception decisively relocates the problem of aesthetic contemplation within a broader collective encounter with the unstable nature of perception-in psychology, philosophy,  Read more...

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Crary is the historian-philosopher of our spectacle lives.-Artforum Crary is the historian-philosopher of our spectacle lives.-Artforum * Reviews *

 
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