MARCH 2011 | ISBN: 978-8792633071
Paperback | 6×9 | B&W | 162 p
LIST PRICE: $15
This book is an exploration of contemporary experience of spectacle in its multiple layers, as it attempts to expose the forces that are at work in the making of spectacular events. The book first makes a heuristic distinction between inner and outer forces of spectacle and later brings them together into genealogically sensible ideas, while reflecting on the problems of spectacular experiences and relations. It sets before itself two goals: to understand the language of spectacle, the signs that it emanates and the affects that it distributes, and to dissect the pathos of spectacle of contemporary society. In an age that is saturated with technology and the products of mass media, it aims to show how and why grand artistic spectacles are needed for the life and health of a culture.