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This Is Not a Pipe - rev edition

This Is Not a Pipe (ISBN10: 0520236947; ISBN13: 9780520236943)
ISBN13: 978-0520236943
ISBN10: 0520236947

Summary: What does it mean to write "This is not a pipe" across a bluntly literal painting of a pipe? René Magritte's famous canvas provides the starting point for a delightful homage by French philosopher and 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 fin
ds the painter less removed than previously thought from the pioneers of modern abstraction.
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Summary: What does it mean to write "This is not a pipe" across a bluntly literal painting of a pipe? René Magritte's famous canvas provides the starting point for a delightful homage by French philosopher and 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: REV 08
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Publisher: University of California Press
Year Published: 2008
International: No



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