This is Not a Pipe

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520049161

Category: Architecture

Page: 66

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What does it mean to write "This is not a pipe" across a bluntly literal painting of a pipe? Ren� Magritte's famous canvas provides the starting point for a delightful homage by the French philosopher-historian Michel Foucault. Much better known for his incisive and mordant explorations of power and social exclusion, Foucault here assumes a more playful stance. By exploring the nuances and ambiguities of Magritte's visual critique of language, he finds the painter less removed than previously thought from the pioneers of modern abstraction--"confronting them and within a common system, a figure at once opposed and complementary." Foucault's brief but extraordinarily rich essay offers a startling, highly provocative view of a painter whose influence and popularity continue to grow unchecked. This is Not a Pipe also throws a new, piquantly dancing light on Foucault himself.

This is Not a Pipe

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520042322

Category: Art

Page: 66

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Foucault's brief but extraordinarily rich essay offers a startling, highly provocative view of a painter whose influence and popularity continue to grow unchecked. This book also throws a new, piquantly dancing light on Foucault himself.

Semiosis in the Postmodern Age

Author: Floyd Merrell

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557530554

Category: Philosophy

Page: 374

View: 1914


"Who are we to suppose we are capable of comprehending the world of which we are a part, and what is the world to suppose it can be understood by us, minuscule and insignificant spatiotemporal warps contained within it?" This provocative question opens Floyd Merrell's study of postmodernism and the thought of Charles Sanders Peirce, part of the author's ongoing effort to understand our contemporary cultural and intellectual environment. The specific focus in this interdisciplinary study is the modernism/postmodernism dichotomy and Peirce's precocious realization that the world does not lend itself to the simplistic binarism of modernist thought. In Merrell's examination of postmodern phenomena, the reader is taken through various facets of the cognitive sciences, philosophy of science, mathematics, and literary theory. Merrell's consideration of Peirce's complex and inadequately understood concept of the sign is enhanced through numerous charts and figures. Theories, hypotheses, and speculation in the physical sciences are then brought to bear on Peircean semiotics. The final chapter critiques the often undiscriminating acceptance of postmodern practices in today's academic world.

La Belle Captive

Author: Alain Robbe-Grillet,René Magritte

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520059160

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

View: 1838


Based on the myth of the beautiful captive, this novel, first published in 1975 and reprinted with a critical essay, takes its themes from the paintings of the French surrealist, constructing a dream-like narrative suffused with eroticism, playfulness, and subversion.

Sensual Reading

Author: Michael Syrotinski,Ian Maclachlan,Bucknell University Press,Associated University Presses

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838754719

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 350

View: 4711


Sensual Reading is a collection of essays that attempts to rearticulate the relationship between reading and the different senses as a way of moving beyond increasingly homogenized discourses of the "body" and the "subject." Contributions engage with the individual senses, with the themes of sensory richness and sensory deprivation, and with the notion of "telesensuality."

Archaeologies of Vision

Author: Gary Shapiro

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226750477

Category: Philosophy

Page: 437

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While many acknowledge that Friedrich Nietzsche and Michel Foucault have redefined our notions of time and history, few recognize the crucial role that 'the infinite relation' between seeing and saying plays in their work. Shapiro reveals the full extent of Nietzsche and Foucault's concern with the visual.

Picture Theory

Author: W. J. T. Mitchell

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226532325

Category: Art

Page: 445

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What precisely, W. J. T. Mitchell asks, are pictures (and theories of pictures) doing now, in the late twentieth century, when the power of the visual is said to be greater than ever before, and the "pictorial turn" supplants the "linguistic turn" in the study of culture? This book by one of America's leading theorists of visual representation offers a rich account of the interplay between the visible and the readable across culture, from literature to visual art to the mass media.

This is Not a Pipe, I Love Rene Magritte

Author: The Lost Journals and T-Shirt Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781099094019

Category:

Page: 112

View: 9770


I love Modern Art!!! This Art Journal is perfect for jotting down your brilliant ideas, recording your accomplishments, and more. Use it as a diary or gratitude journal or travel journal. The simple lined pages with custom artwork on each page allow you to use it however you wish. This journal features: 110 wide-ruled lined pages 6" x 9" size - big enough for your writing and small enough to take with you smooth white paper, perfect for ink, gel pens, pencils or colored pencils a custom cover page where you can enter your name and other information a beautiful full-color cover a matte-finish cover for an elegant, professional look and feel Collect more in the series at The Lost Journals and T-Shirt Company online.