This Is Not a Pipe

This Is Not a Pipe

Michel Foucault James Harkness René Magritte
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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.
Language
English
Pages
112
Format
Paperback
Publisher
University of California Press
Release
August 16, 1983
ISBN
0520049160
ISBN 13
9780520049161
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.
Language
English
Pages
112
Format
Paperback
Publisher
University of California Press
Release
August 16, 1983
ISBN
0520049160
ISBN 13
9780520049161

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