Exploring the Work of Leonardo Da Vinci within the Context of Contemporary Philosphical Thought and Art: From Bergson to Deleuze (Problems in Contempo

Exploring the Work of Leonardo Da Vinci within the Context of Contemporary Philosphical Thought and Art: From Bergson to Deleuze (Problems in Contempo

By: Adrian Parr (author)Hardback

Special OrderSpecial Order item not currently available. We'll try and order for you.

Description

This study explores the work of Leonardo da Vinci with the aim of developing a concept of creative production, It argues that the conditions of a truly creative practice require an imaginative re-working of the real so that new and unforeseen realities can emerge. Studying Leonardo's notebooks and sketches, where a cross-pollination of theory and practice abounds, it shows that creativity is critical power that operates in between the real and ideal, confounding the clear-cut distinction between them. This understanding of power in terms of an enabling and productive capacity is taken from Deleuze and Nietzsche's work in this area. Leonardo, although he was interested in mimesis and the principles of one point perspective, actively brought the real and ideal into relations with one another in innovative ways. Although it focuses on the work of one Renaissance artist, the conclusions are not historically restricted.

About Author

Dr. Adrian Parr is Professor of Art History at the Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, Georgia) where she teaches contemporary art and theory. She has published various articles and catalogue essays in the area of contemporary art and culture. She is the editor of The Deleuze Dictionary forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press. She is currently working on a new project on ethics, politics, and contemporary art.

Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Critical Edges; 2. Unthought; 3. Nature's Laws; 4. Sensibility and Thought; 5. The Demise of Verisimilitude; 6. The Power of Difference; 7. Creative Encounters, Political Experiences and Transformational Zones; Archives; Bibliography; Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773465640
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780773465640
  • ISBN10: 0773465642

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close