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The Future of the Image

Jacques Ranciere

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Verso Books
05 November 2019
Theory of art; History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -; Film theory & criticism; Philosophy: aesthetics
Lauded by major contemporary artists and philosophers, Jacques Ranci re's work returns politics to its central place in understanding art. In The Future of the Image, Jacques Ranci re 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, Ranci re 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 Ranci re there is never apure art: the aesthetic revolution must always embrace egalitarianideals.
By:   Jacques Ranciere
Imprint:   Verso Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 127mm, 
Weight:   368g
ISBN:   9781788736541
ISBN 10:   1788736540
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   05 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jacques Ranci re 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?.

Reviews for The Future of the Image

His art lies in the rigor of his argument--its careful, precise unfolding--and at the same time not treating his reader, whether university professor or unemployed actress, as an imbecile. --Kristin Ross In the face of impossible attempts to proceed with progressive ideas within the terms of postmodernist discourse, Ranci re shows a way out of the malaise. --Liam Gillick In our time of the disorientation of the left, his writings offer one of the few conceptualizations of how we are to continue to resist. --Slavoj i ek It's clear that Jacques Ranciere is relighting the flame that was extinguished for many--that is why he serves as such a signal reference today. --Thomas Hirschhorn Like all of Jacques Ranci re's texts, The Future of the Image is vertiginously precise. --Les Cahiers du Cinema


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