War and Cinema (Paperback)

The Logistics of Perception (Radical Thinkers)

By Paul Virilio, Patrick Camiller (Translated by)

Verso, 9781844673469, 118pp.

Publication Date: June 9, 2009

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Paperback (7/17/1989)

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Reveals the convergence of perception and destruction in the parallel technologies of warfare and cinema.

About the Author

Paul Virilio trained as an artist in stained glass, working with Braque and Matisse, as well as studying philosophy at the Sorbonne. In 1975 he was made director of the Ecole spéciale d’architecture in Paris. He retired from teaching in 1998 and now works with private organizations on projects to house the homeless in Paris. He has written many books, including War and Cinema, Open Sky, and Ground Zero.

A translator from Romanian, Spanish, German, French, and Italian, Patrick Camiller has translated many works, including Dumitru Tsepeneag’s Vain Art of the Fugue, The Necessary Marriage, and Hotel Europa.

Praise For War and Cinema: The Logistics of Perception (Radical Thinkers)

“One of the most original thinkers of our time.”—Libération