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Didi-Huberman and the Image$
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Chari Larsson

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781526149268

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.7765/9781526149275

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The archaeological art historian

The archaeological art historian

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(p.24) 1 The archaeological art historian
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Didi-Huberman and the Image
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Chari Larsson

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7765/9781526149275.00006

This chapter investigates the ongoing influence Michel Foucault continues to exert on Didi-Huberman’s research, particularly Foucault’s arguments deployed in The Archaeology of Knowledge. This chapter argues that Didi-Huberman retrieves a neglected period of Foucault’s work and reinvigorates it, demonstrating the usefulness of archaeology as a mode of critique. The questions that dominate the first phase of Didi-Huberman’s research are direct responses to the historiographic questions an archaeological approach raises: how is the discipline of art history possible? If art history was ‘born’ in the Renaissance, what legacies continue to inform and direct our contemporary understanding and practice?

Keywords:   Epistemology, Archaeology, Michel Foucault, Sigmund Freud, The symptom, Overdetermination, Martin Heidegger, Giorgio Vasari, Plato

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