The Future of the Image

The Future of the Image

Description

In "The Future of the Image", Jacques Ranciere develops a fascinating new concept of the image in contemporary art, showing how art and politics have always been intrinsically intertwined. Covering a range of art movements, and thinkers such as Foucault, Deleuze, Adorno, Barthes, Lyotard and Greenberg, Ranciere argues that contemporary theorists of the image are suffering from religious tendencies. He suggests that there is a stark political choice in art: it can either reinforce a radical democracy, or create a new reactionary mysticism. For Ranciere there is never a pure art: the aesthetic revolution will always embrace egalitarian ideals.


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Details

Author(s)
Jacques Ranciere
Format
Paperback | 160 pages
Dimensions
127 x 190.5 x 15.24mm | 181.44g
Publication date
02 Feb 2009
Publisher
Verso Books
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
Annotated
Edition Statement
Annotated edition
ISBN10
1844672972
ISBN13
9781844672974
Bestsellers rank
32,540