The Flesh of Images: Merleau-Ponty between Painting and Cinema

2016.02.30 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mauro Carbone, The Flesh of Images: Merleau-Ponty between Painting and Cinema, Marta Nijhuis (tr.), SUNY Press, 2015, 119pp.,
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2016.02.30 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mauro Carbone, The Flesh of Images: Merleau-Ponty between Painting and Cinema, Marta Nijhuis (tr.), SUNY Press, 2015, 119pp., $70.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781438458793. Reviewed by Jessica Wiskus, Duquesne University The Flesh of Images provides the English reader with a translation of Mauro Carbone's important book published in 2011. Its six chapters -- a series of separate essays -- propose a richly-textured analysis of Merleau-Ponty's notion of flesh. Carbone's main contribution consists in placing this notion into dialogue with the work of other philosophers and artists, a method that he employs to brilliant effect. For example, a chapter like "It Takes a Long Time to Become Wild: Gauguin According to Merleau-Ponty, Merleau-Ponty According to Gauguin" (on painting, in Merleau-Ponty's words, "without the skin of things, but giving their flesh") situates Carbone as one of the most creative interpreters of. . .

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