Archaeologies of Vision: Foucault and Nietzsche on Seeing and Saying / Edition 1

Archaeologies of Vision: Foucault and Nietzsche on Seeing and Saying / Edition 1

by Gary Shapiro
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226750477

ISBN-13: 9780226750477

Pub. Date: 05/28/2003

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


While many acknowledge that Friedrich Nietzsche and Michel Foucault have redefined our notions of time and history, few recognize the crucial role that "the infinite relation" between seeing and saying (as Foucault put it) plays in their work. Gary Shapiro reveals, for the first time, the full extent of Nietzsche and Foucault's concern with the visual.

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Overview


While many acknowledge that Friedrich Nietzsche and Michel Foucault have redefined our notions of time and history, few recognize the crucial role that "the infinite relation" between seeing and saying (as Foucault put it) plays in their work. Gary Shapiro reveals, for the first time, the full extent of Nietzsche and Foucault's concern with the visual.

Shapiro explores the whole range of Foucault's writings on visual art, including the theory of visual resistance, the concept of the phantasm or simulacrum, and his interrogation of the relation of painting, language, and power in artists from Bosch to Warhol.

He also shows through an excavation of little-known writings that the visual is a major theme in Nietzsche's thought. In addition to explaining the significance of Nietzsche's analysis of Raphael, Dürer, and Claude Lorrain, he examines the philosopher's understanding of the visual dimension of Greek theater and Wagnerian opera and offers a powerful new reading of Thus Spoke Zarathustra.

Archaeologies of Vision will be a landmark work for all scholars of visual culture as well as for those engaged with continental philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226750477
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
458
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
List of Illustrations....................ix
Preface....................xiii
References and Abbreviations....................xix
Introduction: The Abyss of Vision....................1
1. Iconoclasm and Indoctrination: The Taliban and the Teletubbies....................1
2. Denigrating or Analyzing Vision?....................6
3. Foucault as Illustrator: The Case of Frans Hals....................12
4. Nietzsche's Story of the Eye....................19
5. Realism: Reading from Left to Right....................26
6. Hidden Images: Before the Age of Art....................30
7. Nietzsche and Heidegger on Visual History....................36
one Between Sun and Cyclops: Nietzsche at the Dresden Gallery....................39
8. Eye Trouble....................39
9. Glances of the Golden Age....................41
10. Deconstructing the Video....................50
11. "Claude Lorraine-like Raptures and Tears"....................54
12. Nietzsche and the Time of the Museum....................58
13. A Tour of the Dresden Gallery....................61
two Nietzsche's Laocoön: Crossings of Painting and Poetry....................69
14. Aesthetics: Nietzsche contra Lessing....................69
15. Modernism and Its Discontents: Nietzsche after Greenberg....................71
16. Images, Words, and Music....................74
17. The Silence of Saint Cecilia....................77
18. The Birth of The Birth of Tragedy....................82
three "This Is Not a Christ": Art in The Birth of Tragedy....................87
19. Transfiguring theTransfiguration....................87
20. Floating and Shining....................101
21. Double-Coding the Sistine Madonna....................106
22. The Death of (Metaphysical) Art....................112
23. The Knight, Death, and the Devil....................118
24. Nietzsche and the Little Black Dress: All the Costumes of History....................124
four Übersehen: Architecture and Excess in the Theater of Dionysus....................127
25. Optical Illusions....................127
26. Aesthetics of Presence....................130
27. Double Vision: Seeing like an Athenian....................135
28. The Theatrical Dispositif....................140
29. Perspectivism and Cyclops Vision....................143
30. Postclassical Framing....................148
31. Nietzsche in Bayreuth....................150
five In the Twinkling of an Eye: Zarathustra on the Gaze and the Glance....................157
32. The Optics of Value....................157
33. The Question of the Augenblick....................160
34. The Evil Eye and Its Radiant Other....................163
35. Zarathustra's Interpretation of Dreams....................171
36. Vertigo....................174
37. The Nausea of Vision....................181
38. Recurrence as Medusa's Head....................184
39. High Noon: Hyphenating the Augen-Blick....................187
six Foucault's Story of the Eye: Madness, Dreams, Literature....................193
40. Painting and Pleasure: What Do Philosophers Dream Of?....................193
41. The Difficulty of Silence....................195
42. Bataille's Deconstruction of the Eye....................199
43. Return of the Phantasm: Dream Vision....................201
44. Temptations: Bosch and Other Visionaries....................207
45. Fantasia of the Library: The Birth of Literature out of the Spirit of Painting....................213
seven Critique of Impure Phenomenology....................217
46. Merleau-Ponty's Evasion of Nietzsche: Misreading Malraux....................217
47. Cézanne or Velazquez: What Is an Artist?....................225
48. The Painter as Phenomenologist....................230
49. The Visible and the Invisible....................234
50. The Mirror of the Sovereign....................237
51. "Enslaved Sovereign, Observed Spectator"....................241
eight Seeing and Saying: Foucault's Ekphrasis of Las Meninas....................245
52. What's in a Name?....................245
53. Ekphrasis....................247
54. Construction of the "We"....................250
55. The Vanishing Subject of Vision....................256
nine Toward an Archaeology of Painting....................265
56. Archaeology and Genealogy of the Visible....................265
57. From Renaissance Similitude to Postmodern Simulacrum....................270
58. Klee, Kandinsky, Magritte....................275
59. Archaeology without the Episteme?....................279
ten Visual Regimes and Visual Resistance: From the Panopticon to Manet's Bar....................285
60. Nietzsche and the Theater of Cruelty....................285
61. Foucault's Scenarios....................291
62. Bentham and Plato as Philosopher-Architects....................293
63. Panopticon....................294
64. The Visual State....................301
65. Shutters and Mirrors: Manet Closes the Panopticon Window....................302
66. Wanderers and Shadows....................317
67. The Prison of the Gallery and the Force of Flight....................320
eleven Pipe Dreams: Recurrence of the Simulacrum in Klossowski, Deleuze, and Magritte....................325
68. Simulacra, or Floating Images....................325
69. Diana at Her Bath: Theophany as Vision and Text....................331
70. Vicious Circles....................334
71. Déjà Vu: Recurrence of the Image, Once More....................337
72. Epistemology at the Blackboard....................340
73. Resemblance and Similitude....................342
twelve The Phantasm in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction....................347
74. Warhol and His Doubles: One Brillo Box or Many?....................347
75. Hegelian Themes: On the Comedy of Art and Its Death....................351
76. Stupidity and the "Eternal Phantasm"....................355
77. Pop without a Patriarch: Deleuze, Difference, and Warhol....................358
78. Photogenic Painting: The Frenzy of the Circulating Image....................365
79. What Do Photographers Dream Of? Duane Michals and the Uses of Pleasure....................375
80. Retrospective....................390
Notes....................395
Index....................429

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