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THE MACHINE AND THE GHOST: TECHNOLOGY AND SPIRITUALISM IN NINETEENTH- TO TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY ART AND CULTURE. Ed. by Sas Mays and Neil Matheson. Manchester University Press, 2013. Distributed by Oxford University Press. 250 pp. with 25 ills. 22 x 15 cm. ISBN 9780719090066 In English.
Publisher's description: Focusing on our complex relationship with technology, The Machine and the Ghost explores our culture's continued fascination with the spectral, the ghostly and the paranormal. Through a series of critical case studies and artists' discussions, this lively new collection examines topics ranging from contemporary art to cultural theory. Produced by renowned specialists within the field, including the artist Susan Hiller and the writer Marina Warner, the book combines the historical with the contemporary, in exploring how the visual culture of paranormal phenomena continues to haunt our imaginations. Informed by history and the visual tradition of spiritualism and psychical research, the collection is very much concerned to site that tradition within our contemporary concerns, such as landscape and environment, and recent technological developments. Aimed at a broad academic and cultural audience, the collection will appeal to all academic levels in addition to those interested in art and culture more widely.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods — Several Media, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 156951
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