The Truth in Painting (Paperback)

The Truth in Painting By Jacques Derrida, Geoffrey Bennington (Translated by), Ian McLeod (Translated by) Cover Image
By Jacques Derrida, Geoffrey Bennington (Translated by), Ian McLeod (Translated by)
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"The four essays in this volume constitute Derrida's most explicit and sustained reflection on the art work as pictorial artifact, a reflection partly by way of philosophical aesthetics (Kant, Heidegger), partly by way of a commentary on art works and art scholarship (Van Gogh, Adami, Titus-Carmel). The illustrations are excellent, and the translators, who clearly see their work as both a rendering and a transformation, add yet another dimension to this richly layered composition. Indispensable to collections emphasizing art criticism and aesthetics."—Alexander Gelley, Library Journal

About the Author

Jacques Derrida (1930–2004) was director of studies at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris, and professor of humanities at the University of California, Irvine. Several of his books have been published in their English translation by the University of Chicago Press.

Geoffrey Bennington is the Asa G. Candler Professor of Modern French Thought at Emory University. He is the author of several books on Derrida and translator of many others by him, and he is coeditor of The Seminars of Jacques Derrida series. 

Product Details
ISBN: 9780226504629
ISBN-10: 022650462X
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: September 5th, 2017
Pages: 402
Language: English