Francis Bacon

The Logic of Sensation

Author: Gilles Deleuze

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350040835

Category: Philosophy

Page: 168

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In this landmark text by one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century, Gilles Deleuze takes the paintings of Francis Bacon as his object of his study. The book presents a deep engagement with Bacon's work and the nature of art. Deleuze analyzes the distinctive innovations that came to mark Bacon's style: the isolation of the figure, the violation and deformations of the flesh, the complex use of color, the method of chance, and the use of the triptych form. Here Deleuze creates a number of his well-known concepts, such as the 'body without organs' and contrasts his own approach to painting with that of both the phenomenological and the art historical traditions. Deleuze links Bacon's work to Cezanne's notion of a 'logic' of sensation and, investigating this logic, explores Bacon's crucial relation to past painters such as Cezanne, Velasquez, and Soutine.
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Francis Bacon

Author: Matthew Gale,Chris Stephens

Publisher: Skira

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 288

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Explores the work of twentieth-century painter Francis Bacon, particularly his depiction of the human figure, with essays and over two hundred full-color plates as well as photographs, imagery from films, and magazine tear sheets.
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The Bloomsbury Companion to Robert Boyle

Author: Jan-Erik Jones

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350029378

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

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Robert Boyle, well known in scientific circles, has still not received the credit he deserves in philosophy. A leader in experimental philosophy, his interests range from morality and philosophy of religion to epistemology and the philosophy of science. The Bloomsbury Companion to Robert Boyle brings together the latest work on the lesser known aspects of Boyle's philosophy, alongside some of his best known views, and surveys the full range of his philosophy for the first time. Situating Boyle within the philosophical and scientific traditions and introducing his zeal for experiment and commitment to the improvement of humanity, chapters reveal how crucial chemistry and alchemy are to his philosophy of science. They take up the metaphysical and ontological consequences of his philosophy and discuss his influence in the 17th and 18th centuries. Highlighting the importance of his moral theory and theological commitments for his philosophy of science, metaphysics and epistemology, chapters show how they motivate Boyle's philosophical positions and practices. For students or researchers looking to better understand Boyle's contribution to philosophy The Bloomsbury Companion to Robert Boyle is a comprehensive and invaluable guide. By taking into account the last thirty years of scholarship and pointing towards the next thirty years it presents the best of the current research on Boyle's philosophy and significance today.
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The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy Methodologies

Author: Sor-hoon Tan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147258032X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 392

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The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy Methodologies presents a new understanding of the changing methods used to study Chinese philosophy. By identifying the various different approaches and discussing the role, and significance of philosophical methods in the Chinese tradition, this collection identifies difficulties and exciting developments for scholars of Asian philosophy. Divided into four parts, the nature of Chinese philosophical thought is illuminated by discussing historical developments, current concerns and methodological challenges. Surveying recent methodological trends, this research companion explores and evaluates the methodologies that have been applied to Chinese philosophy. From these diverse angles, an international team of experts reflect on the considerations that enter their methodological choices and indicate new research directions. The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy Methodologies is an important contribution to the education of the next generation of Chinese philosophers.
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The Bloomsbury Group

A Study of E.M. Forster, Lytton Strachey, Virginia Woolf, and Their Circle

Author: John Keith Johnstone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aesthetics, British

Page: 383

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Om den litterære gruppe i London, der eksisterede 1905-1941
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Dope Girls

The Birth Of The British Drug Underground

Author: Marek Kohn

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1847088864

Category: History

Page: 208

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A drug panic. Murder. Terrifying and mysterious black and Chinese immigrants. Dope Kings. Jazz. War. An actress dead of an overdose. Dope Girls is about the transformation of drug use into a national menace. It revolves around the death in 1918, in the last furious stages of the First World War, of Billie Carleton, a West End-musical actress. Its cast of characters includes Brilliant Chang, a Chinese restaurant proprietor, and Edgar Manning, a jazz drummer from Jamaica. Around them, in the streets off Shaftesbury Avenue and in Chinatown, swirled a raffish group of seedy and rebellious hedonists. And so the drug problem was born amid a gush of exotic tabloid detail.
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Sinister Resonance

The Mediumship of the Listener

Author: David Toop

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441181083

Category: Music

Page: 272

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Sinister Resonance begins with the premise that sound is a haunting, a ghost, a presence whose location is ambiguous and whose existence is transitory. The intangibility of sound is uncanny – a phenomenal presence in the head, at its point of source and all around. The close listener is like a medium who draws out substance from that which is not entirely there. The history of listening must be constructed from the narratives of myth and fiction, 'silent' arts such as painting, the resonance of architecture, auditory artefacts and nature. In such contexts, sound often functions as a metaphor for mystical revelation, forbidden desires, formlessness, the unknown, and the unconscious. As if reading a map of hitherto unexplored territory, Sinister Resonance deciphers sounds and silences buried within the ghostly horrors of Arthur Machen, Shirley Jackson, Charles Dickens, M.R. James and Edgar Allen Poe, Dutch genre painting from Rembrandt to Vermeer, artists as diverse as Francis Bacon and Juan Munoz, and the writing of many modernist authors including Virginia Woolf, Samuel Beckett, and James Joyce.
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The God of Covenant and Creation

Scientific Naturalism and its Challenge to the Christian Faith

Author: Larry S. Chapp

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567595277

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 1997

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A new exciting attempt to reconcile theology and science in a contemporara "theology of nature".
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The Creationist Debate

The Encounter Between the Bible and the Historical Mind

Author: Arthur McCalla

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826464477

Category: Religion

Page: 228

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This book places the present Creationist opposition to the theory of evolution in historical context by setting out the ways in which, from the seventeenth century onwards, investigations of the history of the earth and of humanity have challenged the biblical views of chronology and human destiny, and the Christian responses to these challenges. The author's interest is not primarily directed to questions such as the epistemological status of scientific versus religious knowledge or the possibility of a Darwinian ethics, but rather to the problems, and various responses to the problems, raised in a particular historical period in the West for the Bible by the massive extension of the duration of geological time and human history.
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