On Slowness: Toward an Aesthetic of the Contemporary

On Slowness: Toward an Aesthetic of the Contemporary

Speed is an obvious facet of contemporary society, whereas slowness has often been dismissed as conservative and antimodern. Challenging a long tradition of thought, Lutz Koepnick instead proposes to understand slowness as a strategy of the contemporary—a decidedly modern practice that gazes firmly at and into the present’s velocity. As he engages with late-twentieth- and early-twenty-first-century art, photography, video, film, and literature, Koepnick explores… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (October 07, 2014)

Collection: Columbia Themes in Philosophy, Social Criticism, and the Arts

Parent ISBN: 9780231168328

Language: English


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