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Gilles Deleuze and the Ruin of Representation

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Dorothea Olkowski's exploration of the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze clarifies the gifted French thinker's writings for specialists and nonspecialists alike. Deleuze, she says, accomplished the "ruin of representation," the complete overthrow of hierarchic, organic thought in philosophy, politics, aesthetics, and ethics, as well as in society at large. In Deleuze's philosophy of difference, she discovers the source of a new ontology of change, which in turn opens up the creation of new modes of life and thought, not only in philosophy and feminism but wherever creation is at stake.

The work of contemporary artist Mary Kelly has been central to Olkowski's thinking. In Kelly she finds an artist at work whose creative acts are in themselves the ruin of representation as a whole, and the text is illustrated with Kelly's art. This original and provocative account of Deleuze contributes significantly to a critical feminist politics and philosophy, as well as to an understanding of feminist art.

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An application of the writing of Gilles Deleuze, one of France's most influential modern philosophers, to feminist aesthetic and political theory.

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This text presents an exploration of the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. The work of contemporary artist Mary Kelly has been central to the author's thinking. In Kelly she finds an artist at work whose creative acts are in themselves the ruin of representation as a whole.

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""Gilles Deleuze and the Ruin of Representation will undoubtedly contribute to a renewed understanding of this important twentieth-century philosopher. . . . [It] contains some of the very best and clearest accounts of Difference and Repetition and The Logic of Sense, and an account of Bergson, and Deleuze's reading of Bergson, that is simply the most compelling I have read in English."--David N. Rodowick, author of "Gilles Deleuze: Time Machine

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"Gilles Deleuze and the Ruin of Representation will undoubtedly contribute to a renewed understanding of this important twentieth-century philosopher. . . . [It] contains some of the very best and clearest accounts of Difference and Repetition and The Logic of Sense, and an account of Bergson, and Deleuze's reading of Bergson, that is simply the most compelling I have read in English."—David N. Rodowick, author of Gilles Deleuze: Time Machine

About the Author

Dorothea Olkowski is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She coedited Gilles Deleuze and the Theatre of Philosophy (1992).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520216938
Author:
Olkowski, Dorothea
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Sociology - Social Theory
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
Psychoanalysis and art
Subject:
Feminism and art
Subject:
Representation
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Deleuze, Gilles
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Art-Theory and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 black-and-white photographs.
Pages:
310
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.75 in 17 oz

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"Synopsis" by , An application of the writing of Gilles Deleuze, one of France's most influential modern philosophers, to feminist aesthetic and political theory.
"Synopsis" by , This text presents an exploration of the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. The work of contemporary artist Mary Kelly has been central to the author's thinking. In Kelly she finds an artist at work whose creative acts are in themselves the ruin of representation as a whole.
"Synopsis" by , ""Gilles Deleuze and the Ruin of Representation will undoubtedly contribute to a renewed understanding of this important twentieth-century philosopher. . . . [It] contains some of the very best and clearest accounts of Difference and Repetition and The Logic of Sense, and an account of Bergson, and Deleuze's reading of Bergson, that is simply the most compelling I have read in English."--David N. Rodowick, author of "Gilles Deleuze: Time Machine
"Synopsis" by ,
"Gilles Deleuze and the Ruin of Representation will undoubtedly contribute to a renewed understanding of this important twentieth-century philosopher. . . . [It] contains some of the very best and clearest accounts of Difference and Repetition and The Logic of Sense, and an account of Bergson, and Deleuze's reading of Bergson, that is simply the most compelling I have read in English."—David N. Rodowick, author of Gilles Deleuze: Time Machine
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