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This Is Not a Pipe

Category: Book
By (author): Foucault, Michel
By (author): Harkness, James
By (author): Magritte, Rene
Series: Quantum Books
Subject:  ART / Criticism & Theory
  PHILOSOPHY / General
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: July 2008
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 104
Size: 8.00in x 5.00in x 0.30in
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From The Publisher*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.
Biographical NoteOne 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.