Defining gesture as "a movement of the body or of a tool attached to the body for which there is no satisfactory causal explanation," Vilem Flusser moves around the topic from diverse angles. He analyzes each gesture as the expression of a particular form of consciousness, that is, as a particular relationship between the world and the one who gestures.
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13 mm
"Flusser transforms gesture to the level of metaphor, offering deep, sometimes metaphysical, interpretation of the human condition. Though it resists being put in a particular disciplinary niche, Gestures will surely become a standard for the many scholars who have already debated or acknowledged the value of Flusser's claims."--CHOICE
"Flusser's book transcends the time in which it was written."--International Journal of Communication
"Flusser's writings have a more accessible style, offering precise examples and analogies to specify key concepts. For this reason, the work of Flusser, especially Gestures, eclectically engages with deconstructive paradigms of philosophy at a level accessible to undergraduate students and academics."--Screen Bodies
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