Book Announcement: Deleuze on Art: The Problem of Aesthetic Constructions

Deleuze on Art: The Problem of Aesthetic Constructions now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Hardback, pp145, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Deleuze on Art: The Problem of Aesthetic Constructions by Michael Jasper.

This book examines the role of art in French philosopher Gilles Deleuze’s (1925–1995) late writings. Can works of art produce not only visual and spatial effects but also render ideas manifest? Can movement be treated in architecture so that it changes our relation to time? In what ways can sculpture help us to think differently, in a more open and creative way? In the last decade of his life, Deleuze wrote about these and other questions, increasingly turning to art as a model for a new way of thinking. Using examples from twentieth-century architecture, film, literature, painting and sculpture, this book follows Deleuze’s engagement with art to illustrate a new image of thought. This book is of interest to architects, artists and theorists and to those wishing to learn about Deleuze’s work and contemporary aesthetic practice and theory. Continue reading


Book Announcement: Aristide of Le Figaro

Aristide of Le Figaro now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Hardback, pp280, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Aristide of Le Figaro by Mary Munro-Hill.

Is it true that French people enjoy reading grammar articles over their coffee and croissants? Can matters of language really be so interesting and absorbing. For thirty years, Aristide composed his Usage et grammaire and Divertissements grammaticaux for one of France’s foremost daily newspapers, Le Figaro. His fans avidly read his weekly chroniques de langue, corresponding with him and asking him questions, which he delighted in answering. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Anthony Burgess and France

Anthony Burgess and France now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Hardback, pp244, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Anthony Burgess and France, edited by Marc Jeannin.

Celebrating the centenary of Anthony Burgess’s birth, this book reveals the true relation that the British author had with France. It brings together a collection of papers by a selected group of academics who explore the sizeable French literary and musical heritage that inspired Burgess in his creations and adaptations. It shows that the portrait of Anthony Burgess would be incomplete if the importance and influence of French literary and musical works on his career are not considered. Adopting a multifaceted approach, the book includes numerous in-depth analyses of Anthony Burgess’s works in reference to famous French writers, such as Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Lévi-Strauss, Molière, and Rostand, and French composers, including Berlioz, Bizet, Boulez, Debussy, Ravel, and Saint-Saëns. These artists, indeed French culture in general, left a profound and indelible mark on Anthony Burgess. Continue reading