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In Baroque technological know-how, Ofer Gal and Raz Chen-Morris current a appreciably new standpoint at the clinical revolution of the 17th century. rather than celebrating the triumph of cause and rationality, they learn the paradoxes and anxieties that stemmed from the hot technological know-how and the highbrow compromises that formed it and enabled its superb success.

Gal and Chen-Morris exhibit how the protagonists of the hot mathematical normal philosophy grasped on the very some distance and intensely small by means of entrusting statement to the mediation of synthetic tools, and the way they justified this mediation by means of naturalizing and denigrating the human senses. They convey how the physical-mathematical ordering of heavens and earth demanded imprecise and spurious mathematical methods, changing the divine harmonies of the past due Renaissance with an assemblage of remoted, contingent legislation and approximated constants. ultimately, they express how the hot savants, pressured to contend that cause is hopelessly estranged from its surrounding global and that nature is irreducibly advanced, became to the passions to supply an alternate, naturalized beginning for his or her epistemology and ethics.

Enforcing order within the face of threatening chaos, blurring the limits of the usual and the substitute, and mobilizing the passions within the carrier of aim wisdom, the hot technology, Gal and Chen-Morris show, is a Baroque phenomenon: deeply entrenched in and crucially formative of the tradition of its time.

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At the end of May 2009, alongside Fernando Trueba, Eduardo Campoy and another 84 signatories, de la Iglesia rode to the defence of national film workers yet again. This time he headed a collective letter sent to El País, complaining bitterly about the publication of yet another negative report, critical of the Spanish cinema. In a piece entitled ‘No hay salas para tanto cine (español) (there are not enough screens for so much (Spanish) cinema) and subtitled ‘El sector rodó 173 filmes en 2008 gracias a las ayudas oficiales, más que en EE UU o Francia por habitante.

Lázaro Reboll and A. Willis (eds), Spanish Popular Cinema (Manchester: Manchester University Press), 237–49. 2 Audiences, Film Culture, Public Subsidies: The End of Spanish Cinema? es). But while admissions fall year on year, production levels have shown a relentless, inexorable rise. Even in a period of national and global financial crisis, Spanish film output appears impervious to economic slump. In 2008, for example, a massive 173 film features were made. es). So why is it that the more Spanish audiences desert their own national cinema, the more films get made?

2005), ‘The Mediation of Everyday Life: an Oral History of CinemaGoing in 1940s and 1950s Spain: An Introduction to a Dossier’, Studies in Hispanic Cinemas 2/2, 105–8. Lázaro-Reboll, A. and A. Willis (eds) (2004), Spanish Popular Cinema (Manchester: Manchester University Press). Leonard, C, (2004), ‘Solas and the Unbearable Condition of Loneliness in the Late 1990s’, in A. Lázaro Reboll and A. Willis (eds), Spanish Popular Cinema (Manchester: Manchester University Press), 222–36. Marsh, S. and P.

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