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This Is Not a Pipe : Quantum Books - Michel Foucault

This Is Not a Pipe

Quantum Books

By: Michel Foucault, James Harkness (Editor, Translator), Rene Magritte (Illustrator)

Paperback Published: 1st July 2008
ISBN: 9780520236943
Number Of Pages: 104

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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 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.

List of Platesp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Translator's Introductionp. 1
Two Pipesp. 15
The Unraveled Calligramp. 19
Klee, Kandinsky, Magrittep. 32
Burrowing Wordsp. 36
Seven Seals of Affirmationp. 43
Nonaffirmative Paintingp. 53
Two Letters by Rene Magrittep. 55
Notesp. 59
Indexp. 65
Platesp. 66
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ISBN: 9780520236943
ISBN-10: 0520236947
Series: Quantum Books
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 104
Published: 1st July 2008
Publisher: University of California Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 12.9 x 20.4  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.13
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised