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Figures of History

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ISBN-10: 0745679579

ISBN-13: 9780745679570

Edition: 2014

Authors: Jacques Ranci�re, Julie Rose, Jacques Ranci�re

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In this important new book the leading philosopher Jacques Rancière continues his reflections on the representative power of works of art. How does art render events that have spanned an era? What roles does it assign to those who enacted them or those who were the victims of such events? Rancière considers these questions in relation to the works of Claude Lanzmann, Goya, Manet, Kandinsky and Barnett Newman, among others, and demonstrates that these issues are not only confined to the spectator but have greater ramifications for the history of art itself. For Rancière, every image, in what it shows and what it hides, says something about what it is permissible to show and what must be…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 7/18/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 4.92" wide x 7.50" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English