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    DescriptionTranslated and with an Introduction by Daniel W. Smith Afterword by Tom Conley Gilles Deleuze had several paintings by Francis Bacon hanging in his Paris apartment, and the painter's method and style as well as his motifs of seriality, difference, and repetition influenced Deleuze's work. This first English translation shows us one of the most original and important French philosophers of the twentieth century in intimate confrontation with one of that century's most original and important painters. In considering Bacon, Deleuze offers implicit and explicit insights into the origins and development of his own philosophical and aesthetic ideas, ideas that represent a turning point in his intellectual trajectory. First published in French in 1981, "Francis Bacon" has come to be recognized as one of Deleuze's most significant texts in aesthetics. Anticipating his work on cinema, the baroque, and literary criticism, the book can be read not only as a study of Bacon's paintings but also as a crucial text within Deleuze's broader philosophy of art. In it, Deleuze creates a series of philosophical concepts, each of which relates to a particular aspect of Bacon's paintings but at the same time finds a place in the "general logic of sensation." Illuminating Bacon's paintings, the nonrational logic of sensation, and the act of painting itself, this work--presented in lucid and nuanced translation--also points beyond painting toward connections with other arts such as music, cinema, and literature. "Francis Bacon" is an indispensable entry point into the conceptual proliferation of Deleuze's philosophy as a whole. Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) was professor of philosophy at the University of Paris, Vincennes-St. Denis. He coauthored "Anti-Oedipus" and "A Thousand Plateaus" with Felix Guattari. These works, as well as "Cinema 1, Cinema 2, The Fold, Proust and Signs," and others, are published in English by Minnesota. Daniel W. Smith teaches in the Department of Philosophy at Purdue University.


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    Title
    Francis Bacon
    Subtitle
    The Logic of Sensation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gilles Deleuze, Translated by Daniel W. Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780816643424
    ISBN 10: 0816643423
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
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    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    BISAC V2.8: ART016000
    BIC subject category V2: AFC, ACX
    DC22: 759.2, 613.7046
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25840
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    BISAC V2.8: PHI001000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ART009000
    DC22: 759.2/915
    LC classification: ND497.B16 D413 2004
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: AGB, AGA, AFC
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MP
    Edition
    1, New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    University of Minnesota Press
    Imprint name
    University of Minnesota Press
    Publication date
    15 July 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Minnesota