The Future of the Image

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Verso, 2007 - Philosophy - 147 pages
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Lauded by major contemporary artists and philosophers, Jacques Rancière's work returns politics to its central place in understanding art.

In The Future of the Image,Jacques Rancière develops a fascinating new concept of the image incontemporary art, showing how art and politics have always beenintrinsically intertwined. Covering a range of art movements, filmmakers such as Godard and Bresson, andthinkers such as Foucault, Deleuze, Adorno, Barthes, Lyotard andGreenberg, Rancière shows that contemporary theorists of the image aresuffering from religious tendencies.

He argues that there is a starkpolitical choice in art: it can either reinforce a radical democracy,or create a new reactionary mysticism. For Rancière there is never apure art: the aesthetic revolution must always embrace egalitarianideals.

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User Review  - Tristan Burke - Goodreads

Ranciere is as ever compelling in Future of the Image. This one has a strong delineation of the representative and aesthetic regimes of art, a remarkable reading of what an image actually is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Max Li - Goodreads

Quite boring actually and not particularly inspiring. Read full review

Contents

The Future of the Image
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Sentence Image History
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Painting in the Text
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Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Jacques Rancière is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris-VIII. His books include The Politics of Aesthetics, On the Shores of Politics, Short Voyages to the Land of the People, The Nights of Labor, Staging the People, and The Emancipated Spectator.

Gregory Elliott is a member of the editorial collective of Radical Philosophy and author of Althusser: The Detour of Theory and Labourism and the English Genius: The Strange Decay of Labour England?.

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