This Is Not a Pipe
This Is Not a Pipe
25th Anniversary Edition
Edited by James Harkness
Translated by James Harkness
Illustrated by René Magritte


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.

Title This Is Not a Pipe
Subtitle 25th Anniversary Edition
Author Michel Foucault
Edited by James Harkness
Translated by James Harkness
Illustrated by René Magritte
Publisher University of California Press
Dewey Classification 700
Title First Published 01 July 2008
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 104 p.
ISBN-10 0520236947
ISBN-13 9780520236943
Publication Date 01 July 2008
Main content page count 104
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $20.95
 


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