9/11 and the Visual Culture of Disaster Thomas Stubblefield

ISBN: 9780253015495

Published: December 17th 2014

Hardcover

248 pages


Description

9/11 and the Visual Culture of Disaster  by  Thomas Stubblefield

9/11 and the Visual Culture of Disaster by Thomas Stubblefield
December 17th 2014 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 248 pages | ISBN: 9780253015495 | 5.56 Mb

The day the towers fell, indelible images of plummeting rubble, fire, and falling bodies were imprinted in the memories of people around the world. Images that were caught in the media loop after the disaster and coverage of the attack, itsMoreThe day the towers fell, indelible images of plummeting rubble, fire, and falling bodies were imprinted in the memories of people around the world.

Images that were caught in the media loop after the disaster and coverage of the attack, its aftermath, and the wars that followed reflected a pervasive tendency to treat these tragic events as spectacle. Though the collapse of the World Trade Center was the most photographed disaster in history, it failed to yield a single noteworthy image of carnage. Thomas Stubblefield argues that the absence within these spectacular images is the paradox of 9/11 visual culture, which foregrounds the visual experience as it obscures the event in absence, erasure, and invisibility.

From the spectral presence of the Tribute in Light to Art Spiegelmans nearly blank New Yorker cover, and from the elimination of the Twin Towers from television shows and films to the monumental cavities of Michael Arads 9/11 memorial, the void became the visual shorthand for the incident. By examining configurations of invisibility and erasure across the media of photography, film, monuments, graphic novels, and digital representation, Stubblefield interprets the post-9/11 presence of absence as the reaffirmation of national identity that implicitly laid the groundwork for the impending invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books



Related Books


Comments

Comments for "9/11 and the Visual Culture of Disaster":


liyou.pl

©2008-2015 | DMCA | Contact us