The future of the image

The future of the image

by Jacques Rancière ; translated by Gregory Elliott
26th November, 2008

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In The Future of the Image, Jacques Rancière 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, filmmakers such as Godard and Bresson, and thinkers such as Foucault, Deleuze, Adorno, Barthes, Lyotard and Greenberg, Rancière shows that contemporary theorists of the image are suffering from religious tendencies.

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

Details & Specs

Author: Jacques Rancière

Publisher: Verso

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781844672974

Publication Date: 26th November, 2008

Pages: 160

Availability: Available, usually dispatched within 3 days

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