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Visions of war : picturing warfare from the Stone Age to the Cyber Age

Author: David D Perlmutter
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This text explores and analyzes the 13000 year legacy of pictures of war from various cultures over the centuries, from Stone Age cave paintings and the monumental sculpture of the ancient Near East  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David D Perlmutter
ISBN: 0312200455 9780312200459
OCLC Number: 42885686
Description: xii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 Origins 11 --
The First War? 11 --
The Focus on Big Game 17 --
The Fat of the Land 21 --
The Maleness of the Big-Game Hunt 25 --
Signs of the Hunt 27 --
The Communal Ideal 29 --
Megafauna "Overkill" and the Genesis of War 34 --
2 Primitive War 41 --
The New Face of War 41 --
Lethal Societies 45 --
Discipline and Dance 52 --
Cannae, Past and Present 55 --
Leadership and the "Look" of Power 57 --
Red Queens Old and New 62 --
3 Commanders 65 --
Identifying the War Commander 65 --
Visualizing Dominance 71 --
Subverting the War Commander 78 --
Voluntary Inversions 84 --
4 Comrades 89 --
Seeking Commilito 89 --
The Warrior Procession 93 --
Buddyhood and Buddy Posing 105 --
Loyal Brownies and Multicultural Platoons 110 --
Fear Itself 116 --
5 Enemies 121 --
The Useful Enemy 121 --
The Defeated Enemy 124 --
The Hated Enemy 133 --
The Off-Camera Enemy 141 --
The Ambiguous Enemy 146 --
6 Horrors 153 --
Horror and Sympathy 153 --
Noble Deaths 159 --
The "Just" Horrors 164 --
7 Living-Room Wars 175 --
Real-Time War 175 --
War in Everyday Life 181 --
Communal Viewing 187 --
Realism 192 --
The Effects of War Images 203 --
8 Futures 211 --
Seek 211 --
Hide 216 --
Virtual Warriors 220 --
Inreality and Disengagement 226.
Responsibility: David D. Perlmutter.
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