Ecstatic Worlds: Media, Utopias, Ecologies by Janine MarchessaultEcstatic Worlds: Media, Utopias, Ecologies by Janine Marchessault

Ecstatic Worlds: Media, Utopias, Ecologies

byJanine Marchessault

Hardcover | August 25, 2017

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When media translate the world to the world: twentieth-century utopian projects including Edward Steichen's "Family of Man," Jacques Cousteau's underwater films, and Buckminster Fuller's geoscope.


Title:Ecstatic Worlds: Media, Utopias, EcologiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.88 inPublished:August 25, 2017Publisher:The MIT PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0262036460

ISBN - 13:9780262036467


Editorial Reviews

Ecstatic Worlds returns to Karl Mannheim's utopian thought and Georges Bataille's ecological vision to multiply the potentials of Earth, globe, planet, and (crucially) the plurality of worlds that are imagined in the period following World War II. Marchessault offers compelling readings of experimental cinema and media artists from Jacques Cousteau to Buckminster Fuller whose world-making projects sharpen our understanding of images and media as key features of the current twenty-first century environment.-Patrick Jagoda, Associate Professor, University of Chicago