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. “Like all of Jacques Rancière’s texts, The Future of the Image is vertiginously precise.”—Les Cahiers du Cinema “Ranciere’s writings offer one of the few. 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.

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Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. These regimes are not simply historical epochs but philosophical stances, viewpoints, arnciere “distributions jacquse the sensible” that inform aesthetic practice and discourse, literally structuring what can be said, thought, or created.

Feb 20, Bernard rated it it was amazing. I knew that Ranciere was one of the greatest living philosophers, but I didn’t expect him to have such a strong statement on the nature of graphic design.

Cathrine Veikos rated it it was amazing Jan 18, This is only a small sample of the possible tue of this book to a foundations level pedagogy dealing with project specific goals.

This is a misstep that makes it an unfortunate by-product of what it originally revolted against. But if it is necessary to do so, it is because these simple things are forever being blurred” 7. In particular, there is a focus throughout on the complex relationships between the visual arts and language. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Perhaps most disappointing was his sometimes cursory even dismissive approach to some other philosophers, e. It takes on everything from the literature of Flaubert, the Futurism of Maiakovskii and the film of Bresson to the design of Behrens.

Of course, this makes it exactly like the principles it rails against. No trivia or quizzes yet. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.

The Future of the Image

The elements that make up the sentence-image cannot completely tbe into each other: We’re living now inthere is no more film in the projection rooms, everything is digital. For one, his notion of regimes of art explores the ways art has been conceived through history as specific perspectives, perspectives that transcend traditional art historical temporalities.

Pamela rated it really liked it Jun 13, The title of the first essay seems somewhat misleading; it doesn’t really talk about the “future” of the image, but analyzes what images are, classifies them into types, and polemicizes against certain other theories concerning the image. The main crux of these five essays explore the status of art, that which is presupposed as art or any representation that fits within the prominent form of creating images design.

The Future of the Image by Jacques Rancière

The book consists of five more or less separate essays originally presented or published elsewhere between and but revised for the book. I’ve read parts of “The Politics of Aesthetics” by him and he has put into words much of my own personal philosophy.


Trivia About The Future of the Taken together, they flesh out the theory of the “aesthetic regime of art” discussed in The Politics of Aesthetics.

His dismissal of Lyotard is amazing: Never could quite get rolling on this book and I’m too in touch with my own mortality to slog through it anymore. He takes the concept of image and image production as a potent force for furthering democratic dialogue, debate, and furthering critical perspectives. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

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Shirley rated it really liked it Apr 10, Return to Book Page. Mostly pure anecdotical, this shouldn’t be in the Philosophy shelfs, but Fiction. He argues that i,age is a stark political choice in art: An obvious assignment would be to create works based on the specific goals of each of these montage strategies. The chapter on Design is even more ridiculous.