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Artmachines

Deleuze, Guattari, Simondon

Anne Sauvagnargues
Translated by Suzanne Verderber, Eugene W. Holland

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13 essays by Deleuze specialist Anne Sauvagnargues – 12 of which were previously unavailable in English

Artmachines reveals the continuing potential of Deleuze, Guattari and Simondon to invent new concepts and new modes of creativity and existence. She redeploys their work, together with other key philosophers including Bergson, Lacan, Deligny and Ruyer, to create new concepts including geophilosophy, the artmachine, the ritornello, schizoanalysis and the machinic assemblage.

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Contents

Abbreviations
Translator’s Preface
Introduction by Gregory Flaxman
Part I: Individuation on Three Planes: Literature, Philosophy, Art
1. Cartographies of Style
2. Diagnosis and Construction of Concepts
3. Ecology of Images and Artmachines
Part II: Deleuze, Aesthetics and the Image
4. The Concept of Modulation in Deleuze and the Importance of Simondon in the Deleuzian Aesthetic
5. Deleuze: Cinema, Image, Individuation
6. The Table of Categories as a Table of Montage
Part III: Schizoanalysis: Territory, Ecology, and the Ritornello
7. Ritorellos of Time
8. Guattari: A Schizoanalytic Knight on a Political Chessboard
9. Symptoms are Birds Tapping at the Window
10. Deligny: Wandering Lines
Part IV: Machines and Assemblages
11. Machines: How Does It Work?
12. Desiring Machines and Social Codings
13. Faciality

Notes
Index
Bibliography

About the Author

Anne Sauvagnargues is Professor of Contemporary French Philosophy at the University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (Paris 10).

Reviews

Anne Sauvagnargues is one of Deleuze’s best interpreters because she is also one of Guattari’s best interpreters, a combination that makes Artmachines one of the most significant books ever written on Deleuze and Guattari. In this wide-ranging set of essays, Sauvagnargues analyzes a host of Deleuze and Guattari’s most vital concepts. Along the way, she discusses the work of various thinkers who had a profound influence on Deleuze and Guattari, such as Simondon, Ruyer, Leroi-Gourhan, and Deligny. But above all, Artmachines reveals Sauvagnargues to be a pioneering thinker in her own right, forging a powerful philosophy of variation and individuation that is destined to make Sauvagnargues one of the preeminent figures in French philosophy.

- Daniel W. Smith, Purdue University

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