On Slowness: Toward an Aesthetic of the Contemporary

On Slowness: Toward an Aesthetic of the Contemporary

by Lutz Koepnick

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ISBN-13: 9780231538251
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Series: Columbia Themes in Philosophy, Social Criticism, and the Arts
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 28 MB
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About the Author

Lutz Koepnick is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of German and cinema and media arts at Vanderbilt University. He has written widely on film, art, aesthetic theory, and new media aesthetics. His other publications include Framing Attention: Windows on Modern German Culture and Walter Benjamin and the Aesthetics of Power.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: On Slowness
1. Slow Modernism
2. Open Shutter Photography and the Art of Slow Seeing
3. Glacial Visions, Geological Time
4. Dream|Time Cinema
5. Free Fall
6. Video and the Slow Art of Interlacing Time
7. The Art of Taking a Stroll
8. Those Who Read
Epilogue: Slowness and the Future of the Humanities
Notes
Index

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