Modernist Avant-Garde Aesthetics and Contemporary Military Technology: Technicities of Perception

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New in Paperback. Examines the tensions between the aims of military technology and modernist aesthetics in relation to perception. This book analyses the operation of mechanical and electronic technologies in connection with two seemingly disparate fields: state-of-the-art military equipment of the 20th and 21st centuries and the experimental art, music and writing of the late-19th and early-20th century. Reading the art and writing of Djuna Barnes, Joseph Conrad, Marcel Duchamp, James Joyce, Mina Loy, Stephane ...

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Overview

New in Paperback. Examines the tensions between the aims of military technology and modernist aesthetics in relation to perception. This book analyses the operation of mechanical and electronic technologies in connection with two seemingly disparate fields: state-of-the-art military equipment of the 20th and 21st centuries and the experimental art, music and writing of the late-19th and early-20th century. Reading the art and writing of Djuna Barnes, Joseph Conrad, Marcel Duchamp, James Joyce, Mina Loy, Stephane Mallarme, the Italian Futurists and H. G. Wells against Apache attack helicopters, Network-Centric Warfare, satellites, decoys, sirens and radios, this book addresses issues such as targeting, surveillance, visibility and the invisible, broadcast and media, the military body, diasporas, geopolitics and beauty.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780748643196
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Publication date: 10/25/2011
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Ryan Bishop is Professor of Global Arts and Politics at the Winchester School of Art, the University of Southampton.

John Phillips is Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the National University of Singapore.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi

List of Figures viii

Part I Aesthetics, Poetics, Prosthetics 1

1 The Slow and the Blind: Unhinging the Senses to Harness Them 3

2 Sighted Weapons and Modernist Opacity: Aesthetics, Poetics, Prosthetics 25

3 We Make It Beautiful 49

4 We Don't Make It Beautifulv68

Part II Broadcast, Hinge, Emergency 93

5 Ventriloquism, Broadcast and Technologies of Narrative 95

6 The Military Body and the Curious Logic of the Hinge 117

7 Manufacturing Emergenciesv135

8 Among the Blind and the Delay 147

Part III Surveillance, Targeting, Containment 167

9 Strategies and Technologies of Containment: Containing the Political 159

10 Scoping Out 197

11 Satellites of Love and War 213

Index 229

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