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Friday, March 28, 2008

Gilles Deleuze and the Ruin of Representation

Gilles Deleuze and the Ruin of Representation
by Dorothea Olkowski

Paperback: 310 pages
Publisher: University of California Press; 1 edition (October 28, 1999)

Dorothea Olkowski's exploration of the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze clarifies the gifted French thinker's writings for specialists and nonspecialists alike. Deleuze, she says, accomplished the "ruin of representation," the complete overthrow of hierarchic, organic thought in philosophy, politics, aesthetics, and ethics, as well as in society at large. In Deleuze's philosophy of difference, she discovers the source of a new ontology of change, which in turn opens up the creation of new modes of life and thought, not only in philosophy and feminism but wherever creation is at stake.
The work of contemporary artist Mary Kelly has been central to Olkowski's thinking. In Kelly she finds an artist at work whose creative acts are in themselves the ruin of representation as a whole, and the text is illustrated with Kelly's art. This original and provocative account of Deleuze contributes significantly to a critical feminist politics and philosophy, as well as to an understanding of feminist art.

From the Inside Flap
"Gilles Deleuze and the Ruin of Representation will undoubtedly contribute to a renewed understanding of this important twentieth-century philosopher. . . . [It] contains some of the very best and clearest accounts of Difference and Repetition and The Logic of Sense, and an account of Bergson, and Deleuze's reading of Bergson, that is simply the most compelling I have read in English."--David N. Rodowick, author of Gilles Deleuze: Time Machine

"Revolutionaries, artists, and seers are content to be objective, merely objective: they know that desire clasps life in its powerfully productive embrace, and reproduces it in a way that is all the more intense because it has few needs. And never mind those who believe that this is very easy to say, or that it is the sort of idea to be found in books." Deleuze & Guattari

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