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This is not a pipe

Author: Michel Foucault
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Named Person: René Magritte; Magritte; René Magritte; René Magritte; James Harkness
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Foucault
ISBN: 0520042328 9780520042322 0520049160 9780520049161
OCLC Number: 6982457
Language Note: Translation of Ceci n'est pas une pipe.
Notes: Translation of Ceci nʼest pas une pipe.
Includes index.
Description: x, 66 pages, [11] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Translator's introduction --
Two pipes --
The unraveled calligram --
Klee, Kandinsky, Magritte --
Burrowing words --
Seven seals of affirmation --
Nonaffirmative painting --
Two letters by René Magritte.
Other Titles: Ceci nʼest pas une pipe.
Responsibility: Michel Foucault ; with ill. and letters by René Magritte ; translated and edited by James Harkness.

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Exploring the nuances and ambiguities of Rene Magritte's visual critique of language, this book finds the painter less removed than previously thought from the pioneers of modern abstraction -  Read more...

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