The War in Iraq and Global Visual Culture
By (author) Nicholas Mirzoeff
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Watching Babylon by Nicholas Mirzoeff
Book DescriptionGroundbreaking and compelling, Watching Babylon examines the experience of watching the war against Iraq on television, on the internet, in the cinema and in print media. Mirzoeff shows how the endless stream of images flowing from the Gulf has necessitated a new form of visual thinking, one which recognises that the war has turned images themselves into weapons. Drawing connections between the history and legend of ancient Babylon, the metaphorical Babylon of Western modernity, and everyday life in the modern suburb of Babylon, New York, Mirzoeff explores ancient concerns which have found new resonance in the present day. In the tradition of Walter Benjamin, Watching Babylon illuminates the Western experience of the Iraqi war and makes us re-examine the very way we look at images of conflict.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415343091
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Nicholas Mirzoeff
Nicholas Mirzoeff is Associate Professor of Art at Stony Brook University. He is the author of Bodyscape; Art, Modernity and the Ideal Figure (1995) and An Introduction to Visual Culture (1999), and the editor of The Visual Culture Reader (second edition 2002)
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