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Deleuze and Space

Edited by Ian Buchanan, Gregg Lambert

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Gilles Deleuze was arguably the twentieth century's most spatial philosopher - not only did he contribute a plethora of new concepts to engage space, space was his very means of doing philosophy. He said everything takes place on a plane of immanence, envisaging a vast desert-like space populated by concepts moving about like nomads. Deleuze made philosophy spatial and gave us the concepts of smooth and striated, nomadic and sedentary, deterritorialization and reterritorialization, the fold, as well as many others to enable us to think spatially.

This collection takes up the challenge of thinking spatially by exploring Deleuze's spatial concepts in applied contexts: architecture, cinema, urban planning, political philosophy and metaphysics. In doing so, it brings together some of the most accomplished Deleuze scholars writing today - Réda Bensmaîa, Ian Buchanan, Claire Colebrook, Tom Conley, Manuel DeLanda, Gary Genosko, Gregg Lambert and Nigel Thrift.

A volume in the Deleuze Connections series, edited by Ian Buchanan. Other titles in the series include Deleuze and Feminist Theory, Deleuze and Literature, Deleuze and Music, and Deleuze and Geophilosophy.

Key Features

  • The first book of critical commentary on the diverse intellectual, philosophical, artistic and architectural responses Deleuze's work on space has provoked in the past decade
  • Includes work from leading figures in the field of Deleuze studies and introduces authoritative new voices
  • Students and scholars in the fields of art, architecture, urban studies and philosophy will find this an invaluable guide to the work of an author whose impact is already substantial and is likely to grow in the years to come
  • Written in a lucid, introductory style that will appeal to non-specialists


Table of Contents
Ian Buchanan and Gregg Lambert
1. Space in the Age of Non-Place
Ian Buchanan
2. To See with the Mind and Think through the Eye: Deleuze, Folding Architecture, and Simon Rodia's Watts Towers
Paul A. Harris
3. Stealing into Gilles Deleuze's Baroque House
Helene Frichot
4. Space: Extensive and Intensive, Actual and Virtual
Manuel DeLanda
5. 'Genesis Eternal': After Paul Klee
John David Dewsbury & Nigel Thrift
6. After Informatic Striation:
The Resignification of Disc Numbers in Contemporary Inuit Popular Culture
Gary Genosko & Adam Bryx
7. Thinking Leaving
Branka Arsic
8. On the 'Spiritual Automaton,' Space and Time in Modern Cinema According to Gilles Deleuze
Réda Bensmaïa
9. Ahab and Becoming-Whale: The Nomadic Subject in Smooth Space
Tamsin Lorriane
10. Transcendental Aesthetics: Deleuze's Philosophy of Space
Gregory Flaxman
11. The Space of Man: On the Specificity of Affect in Deleuze and Guattari
Claire Colebroo
12. The Desert Island.
Tom Conley
13. What the Earth Thinks.
Gregg Lambert.

About the Author

Ian Buchanan is Director of the Institute for Social Transformation Research, University of Wollongong. He is the author of A Reader's Guide to Anti-Oedipus and Deleuzism: A Metacommentary, and Editor of the journal Deleuze Studies.

Gregg Lambert is Dean's Professor of Humanities at Syracuse University, U.S.A. Co-editor of Deleuze Studies, he is author of The Non-Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze (Continuum, 2002), Who's Afraid of Deleuze and Guattari? (Continuum, 2006), In Search of a New Image of Thought: Gilles Deleuze and Philosophical Expressionism (University of Minnesota Press, 2012) and, with Ian Buchanan, co-editor of Deleuze and Space (EUP, 2005).


Constitutes a valuable contribution as much to Deleuze scholarship as to the growing field of space and mobility studies.
- Marios Constantinou and Maria Margaroni
Thirteen essays written by some of the most rigorous and vibrant interlocutors with Deleuze’s thought today.
- Marios Constantinou and Maria Margaroni

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