This Is Not a Pipe (Quantum Books)

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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.

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One of the most important theorists of the twentieth century, Michel Foucault's (1926-1984) many influential books include Discipline and Punish, The Archeology of Knowledge, The History of Sexuality, and The Discourse on Language.

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Book Description University of California Press. Book Condition: New. 2008. Second Edition, 25th Anniversary Edition. Paperback. What does it mean to write "This is not a pipe" across a bluntly literal painting of a pipe? By exploring the nuances and ambiguities of Magritte's visual critique of language, the author finds the painter less removed than previously thought from the pioneers of modern abstraction. Illustrator(s): Magritte, Rene. Editor(s): Harkness, James. Translator(s): Harkness, James. Series: Quantum Books. Num Pages: 104 pages, 30 b/w illustrations, 3 line drawings. BIC Classification: ACXD7; AFC; AGB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 204 x 128 x 7. Weight in Grams: 128. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780520236943

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