the concept of non-photography

the concept of non-photography textbook by

françois laruelle

286 pages, paperback, 115x175mm, 2012 eur 24.00 incl. eur 1.57 vat
if philosophy has always understood itself and its world according to the model of the photograph, then how can there be a "philosophy of photography" that is not viciously self-reflexive? by thinking the photograph "non-philosophically", laruelle discovers an essence of photography that precedes its historical, technological and aesthetic conditions. challenging the customary assumptions made by any "theory of photography" that leaves its own "onto-photo-logical" conditions uninterrogated, and utilizing the concept of a "generalized fractality" to interrogate artistic creation, the concept of non-photography exposes a rigorous new thinking of the photograph in its relation to philosophy, science and art.

françois laruelle, professor emeritus at the university of paris west nanterre la défence, is the founder of ‘non-philosophy’ and the author of around twenty works, including une biographie de l’homme ordinaire, principes de la non-philosophie, le christ futur: une leçon d’hérésie, and philosophie non-standard.

english translation by robin mackay
isbn: 978-0-9832169-1-9 press: sequence press links sequence press share
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