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The Resource The pleasure in drawing, Jean-Luc Nancy ; translated by Philip Armstrong

The pleasure in drawing, Jean-Luc Nancy ; translated by Philip Armstrong

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The pleasure in drawing
Title
The pleasure in drawing
Statement of responsibility
Jean-Luc Nancy ; translated by Philip Armstrong
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Originally written for an exhibition Jean-Luc Nancy curated at the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon in 2007, this book addresses the medium of drawing in light of the question of form--of form in its formation, as a formative force, as a birth to form. In this sense, drawing opens less toward its achievement, intention, and accomplishment than toward a finality without end and the infinite renewal of ends, toward lines of sense marked by tracings, suspensions, and permanent interruptions. Recalling that drawing and design were once used interchangeably, Nancy notes that "drawing" designates a design that remains without project, plan, or intention. His argument offers a way of rethinking a number of historical terms (sketch, draft, outline, plan, mark, notation), which includes rethinking drawing in its graphic, filmic, choreographic, poetic, melodic, and rhythmic sense. If drawing is not reducible to any form of closure, it never resolves a tension specific to drawing but allows the pleasure of drawing to come into appearance, which is also the pleasure in drawing, the gesture of a desire that remains in excess of all knowledge. Situating drawing in these terms, Nancy engages a number of texts in which Freud addresses the force of desire in the rapport between aesthetic and sexual pleasure, texts that also turn around the same questions concerning form in its formation, form as a formative force. Between the sections of the text, Nancy has placed a series of "sketchbooks" on drawing, composed of a broad range of quotations on art from different writers, artists, or philosophers"--
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no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The pleasure in drawing, Jean-Luc Nancy ; translated by Philip Armstrong
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Le Plaisir au dessin. -- Paris : Hazan ; Lyon : Musée des beaux-arts de Lyon, c2007. -- 239 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
|a811599551
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 116 pages
Isbn
9780823250943
Lccn
2013014020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)811599551
  • (coutts)cts16267133
Label
The pleasure in drawing, Jean-Luc Nancy ; translated by Philip Armstrong
Publication
Note
Translation of: Le Plaisir au dessin. -- Paris : Hazan ; Lyon : Musée des beaux-arts de Lyon, c2007. -- 239 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
|a811599551
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 116 pages
Isbn
9780823250943
Lccn
2013014020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)811599551
  • (coutts)cts16267133

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