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This Is Not a Pipe - Foucault, Michel, and Harkness, James (Translated by)
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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 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 ...

This is Not a Pipe 1983, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520042322


This Is Not a Pipe 1983, University of California Press

ISBN-13: 9780520049161

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