Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque (Athlone Contemporary European by Gilles Deleuze PDF

By Gilles Deleuze

ISBN-10: 0485114216

ISBN-13: 9780485114218

During this paintings, Deleuze proposes a brand new and radical notion of the baroque, touching on this to a clean interpretation of Leibnitz. This publication embodies an unique approach of figuring out significant highbrow and inventive activities, utilizing the baroque as a theoretical instrument to investigate modern artworks and so-called glossy . it truly is aimed toward scholars of philosophy, aesthetics, paintings historical past and literature. Deleuze's different courses contain "Nietzche and Philosophy", "Kant's severe Philosophy", "Cinema I", "Cinema II" and "Logic of Sense".

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Why would we not find the Baroque already. for instance. in and Uccello? Because he is not satisfied with painling blue and pink horses. lances arched as if they were strokes of light directed on all points of the sky, he endlessly draws "mazocchi, that are wooden circles covered with cloth that is placed on the head. so that the folds of the remaining fabric tum about the whole face. " 11 Thus a Baroque line would move exactly according to the fold. and that would bring together architects. painters.

Where there are no windows to allow entry of influence from withoul. Even in a physical sense we are moving across ouler malerial pleats to inner animated, spontaneous folds. These are what we must now eltamine, in their nature and in their development. Everything moves as if the pleats of matter possessed no reason in themselves. It is because the Fold is always between two folds. and because the between-two-folds seems to move about everywhere: Is it between inorganic bodies and organisms. between organisms and animal souls, between animal souls and reasonable souls.

Irregular pearls exist. but the Baroque nas no reason for existing withoul a concept that forms this very reason. It is easy to call the Baroque inexistent; it suffices nOI to propose its concept. We thus have to go back and wonder if Leibniz is the Baroque philosopher par excellence or if his work forms a concept capable of making Ihe Baroque exist in itself. In this respect. Ihose who have compared Leibniz to the Baroque have often done so in the name of too broad a concept. " Christine Buci-Glucksmann proposes a much more interesting crite­ rion .

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