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This Is Not a Pipe

This Is Not a Pipe
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  • ISBN-13: 9780520049161
  • ISBN: 0520049160
  • Publication Date: 1983
  • Publisher: University of California Press

AUTHOR

Foucault, Michel, Harkness, James, Magritte, Rene

SUMMARY

What does it mean to write "This is not a pipe" across a bluntly literal painting of a pipe? Reneacute; 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 Pipealso throws a new, piquantly dancing light on Foucault himself.Foucault, Michel is the author of 'This Is Not a Pipe', published 1983 under ISBN 9780520049161 and ISBN 0520049160.

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