This Is Not a Pipe

Author(s): Michel Foucault; James Harkness (Editor, Translator); René Magritte (Illustrator)

Philosophy

What does it mean to write "This is not a pipe" across a bluntly literal painting of a pipe? Ren 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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General Fields

  • : 9780520049161
  • : University of California Press
  • : University of California Press
  • : August 1983
  • : .25 Inches X 5 Inches X 8 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michel Foucault; James Harkness (Editor, Translator); René Magritte (Illustrator)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 112