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Art for the Other, An (Paperback)
The Animal in Philosophy and Art
Co-Author Leonardo Caffo, Co-Author Valentina Sonzogni
ISBN: 9781590564899
Book (Paperback)
Lantern Publishing & Media, Lantern Publishing & Media
9 x 9
134 pages
Line Drawings Throughout
April 1, 2015


In their witty and polemical cultural analysis, art and architecture historian Valentina Sonzogni and philosopher Leonardo Caffo explore a myriad a series of visual, ethical, and cultural issues relating to the idea of animality. In twenty-one playful but passionately argued letters to each other, Sonzogni and Caffo propose a change of attitude toward nonhuman animals among advocates, artists, and citizens, particularly in how other-than-human life is presented and re-presented in the visual tradition. Ranging widely across continental philosophy, art theory, and cultural criticism, and with nearly thirty illustrations, An Art for the Other is a fresh and compelling work of contemporary ideas from two of the freshest critical theoreticians in Europe today.

Leonardo Caffo, Philosopher and Curator. B.A and M.A in Logic and Philosophy (Milan), PhD in Philosophy (Turin), is Professor of Ontological Design at Politecnico di Torino and of Philosophy of Visual Contemporary Arts and Design at NABA: New Academy of Fine Arts (Milan).
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Valentina Sonzogni obtained a PhD at the University for Applied Arts in Vienna in the history and theory of architecture. She has worked at several institutions, including the Kiesler Foundation in Vienna and the Guggenheim Foundation in New York.
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