Bunker Archeology

ISBN-10: 1568980159

ISBN-13: 9781568980157

Edition: 1994

Authors: Paul Virilio

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In Bunker Archeology, urban philosopher and cultural theorist Paul Virilio turns his attention and camera to the ominous yet strangely compelling German bunkers from WW II that lie abandoned on the coast of France. These ghostly reminders of destruction and oppression prompt Virilio to consider the nature of war and existence, in relation to both the Second World War and contemporary times. This is the first English-language translation of the French edition published in 1975 to accompany the exhibition of Paul Virilio's photographs at the Pompidou Center. The author's haunting photographs are accompanied by his analysis of the architecture of war in both philosophical and concrete terms. Virilio discusses fortresses and military space in general and the bunkers themselves, including facsimiles of original military maps and extracts from Hitler's "Directives of War." He also examines the role of Albert Speer, Hitler's architect, in the rise of the Third Reich.
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date: 12/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Preface
Military Space
The Fortress
The Monolith
Typology
Albert Speer
Cartography
Chronology
War Landscape
Anthropomorphy and Zoomorphy
The Monuments of Peril
Series and Transformations
An Aesthetics of Disappearance
Directives of War
Afterword
Index
Bibliography
Biography
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