The Truth in Painting, Paperback


"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"


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 408 pages, 63ill.
  • Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Theory of art
  • ISBN: 9780226143248



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