Jean Baudrillard, Art and Artefact offers a major reappraisal of Jean BaudrillardÆs thoughts on image, radical illusion, and media culture. Here for the first time, through a number of highly accessible interviews and recent essays, Baudrillard introduces what he calls the "stunning clarity" of the photographic image, and fascinatingly outlines his present thoughts on urban reality, aesthetics, virtual reality, and new media technologies, in the light of his practice as a photographer. The book is illustrated with eight color plates of BaudrillardÆs photographs and includes a number of provocative and illuminating responses to his recent writings from noted Baudrillard scholars. Jean Baudrillard, Art and Artefact also includes a definitive bibliography of critical responses to BaudrillardÆs writings on media culture, art, and photography.
Objects, Images and the Possibilities of Aesthetic Illusion
Aesthetic Illusion and Virtual Reality
The Art of Disappearance
Jean Baudrillard interviewed by Nicholas Zurbrugg
The Ecstasy of Photography
Jean Baudrillard interviewed by Rex Butler
Jean Baudrillard's Defence of the Real
`Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear'
Between Marx and Derrida
Who Is the `French McLuhan'?
This Is Not a War
After the Afterimage of Jean Baudrillard
Baudrillard, Barthes, Burroughs and `Absolute' Photography
Richard G Smith