Explores the avisual and its effect on the visual world. Dreams, x-rays, atomic radiation, and invisible men are phenomena that are visual in nature but unseen. Revealing these hidden interiors of cultural life, this book focuses on historical moments in which the modes of avisuality came into being.
Akira Mizuta Lippit is professor of cinema, comparative literature, and Japanese culture at the University of Southern California. He is the author of Electric Animal: Toward a Rhetoric of Wildlife (Minnesota, 2000).