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This is Not a Pipe

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This is Not a Pipe

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This is Not a Pipe by Michel Foucault
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What does it mean to write "This is not a pipe" across a bluntly literal painting of a pipe? Rene 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.

Table of Contents

List of Plates Acknowledgments Translator's Introduction 1. Two Pipes 2. The Unraveled Calligram 3. Klee, Kandinsk, Magritte 4. Burrowing Words 5. Seven Seals of Affirmation 6. Nonaffirmative Painting Two Letters by Rene Magritte Notes Index Plates
Release date Australia
August 16th, 1983
Contributors
Illustrated by R. Magritte Translated by J. Harkness
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
New edition
Illustrations
illustrations
Imprint
University of California Press
Pages
112
Series
Dimensions
127x203x6
ISBN-13
9780520049161
Product ID
1906756

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