Jacques Ellul: Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes (1962/1973)

31 August 2011, dusan

“A far more frightening work than any of the nightmare novels of George Orwell. With the logic which is the great instrument of French thought, [Ellul] explores and attempts to prove the thesis that propaganda, whether its ends are demonstrably good or bad, is not only destructive to democracy, it is perhaps the most serious threat to humanity operating in the modern world.” –Los Angeles Times

Originally published in French as Propagandes by A. Colin, Paris, 1962.
Translated by Konrad Kellen and Jean Lerner
With an introduction by Konrad Kellen
Publisher Vintage Books, Random House, New York, 1973 (reprint of the Alfred A. Knopf 1965 edition)
Vintage political science and social criticism
ISBN 0394718747, 9780394718743
332 pages

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George Prochnik: In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise (2010)

31 August 2011, dusan

A brilliant, far-reaching exploration of the frontiers of noise and silence, and the growing war between them.

Between iPods, music-blasting restaurants, earsplitting sports stadiums, and endless air and road traffic, the place for quiet in our lives grows smaller by the day. In Pursuit of Silence gives context to our increasingly desperate sense that noise pollution is, in a very real way, an environmental catastrophe. Traveling across the country and meeting and listening to a host of incredible characters, including doctors, neuroscientists, acoustical engineers, monks, activists, educators, marketers, and aggrieved citizens, George Prochnik examines why we began to be so loud as a society, and what it is that gets lost when we can no longer find quiet.

Publisher Doubleday, Random House, 2010
ISBN 0385528884, 9780385528887
352 pages

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Anri Sala: Entre chien et loup / When the Night Calls it a Day (2004) [French/English]

29 August 2011, dusan

Cette publication a été réalisée à l’occasion de l’exposition de Anri Sala Entre chien et loup au Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris du 25 mars au 16 mai 2004. Pour la première fois, ce livre témoigne de la diversité de l’oeuvre d’Anri Sala, qui s’est imposé très vite comme un des acteurs majeurs de l’art d’aujourd’hui. Anri Sala, né à Tirana, en 1974, explore le politique dans un travail où la composante esthétique reste essentielle.

Contributions by Suzanne Pagé, Laurence Bossé, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Julia Garimorth, Patricia Falguières, Jacques Rancière, Israel Rosenfield, Alexandre .. Daniel Costanzo, Molly Nesbit, Philippe Parreno

This publication accompanies the exhibition of Anri Sala “Entre chien et loup” held by Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris from March 25 until May 16, 2004.
Coordination Julia Garimorth
Publisher Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, 2004
ISBN 388375806X, 9783883758060
200 pages

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