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Armen Avanessian, Andreas TöpferSpeculative Drawing: 2011–2014


Speculative Drawing presents fifteen books—from monographs and translations to collections of essays—that emerged from the research platform Speculative Poetics, conceived by Armen Avanessian in 2011. This book gives a somewhat different introduction to contemporary speculative philosophy, raising questions on how thinking works and how thinking occurs in drawings or illustrations. How does a poetic thinking work that's not about but with art?

Andreas Töpfer's drawings in this book are not illustrations of the texts. Rather it's the other way around: they need to be read so that the texts can start to refer to them. In this sense, Speculative Drawing does not provide a shortcut to the theories presented; it does not aim to build a representational relationship between a pictorially correct understanding and a correlative conceptual thought. Instead, the drawings provide an occasion to think about thinking—a speculative thinking and writing in concept and through images.

www.spekulative-poetik.de

Translation by Nils F. Schott
Design by Andreas Töpfer


2014, English
14.5 x 21 cm, 320 pages, illustrated throughout, hardcover, cloth binding
ISBN 978-3-95679-044-7
€19.00
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