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With all best wishes for the festive season from Foucault News!


Poster and other items for sale on the Keep-Calm-O-Matic site

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The limit experience blog has posted a collection of what they consider to be bad cover photos of books on Foucault. You may wish to differ or add your own examples!

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Mauricio (see comments) explains that this is one of a series of buildings named after philosophers. So there are also a Nietzsche building and a Durkheim building.
With thanks to Dyogo Leão for this news.

Edifício Michel Foucault

Further info


01 – Introdução

• Como todo imóvel Ágata, o padrão de acabamento do Edifício Michel Focault é de primeira linha, sendo totalmente revestido com cerâmica. Cada unidade terá direito a 02 (duas) vagas na garagem, e as coberturas, a 03 (três) vagas, sendo todas previamente demarcadas e numeradas. Todo o piso externo e descoberto dos terraços (coberturas, áreas privativas, acesso ao edifício e lazer), será em cerâmica; o da garagem, em concreto “nível zero”; e o da caixa de escadas, em cimento liso, com cantoneiras em alumínio anodizado ou em pedra ardósia. As pingadeiras dos muros/jardineiras e os peitoris das janelas/guarda-corpos serão em mármore polido. O edifício contará com sistema de interfone, proteção contra descargas atmosféricas (pára-raios), prevenção/combate a incêndio, tubulação para tv a cabo ou outras, previsão para medição individualizada do gás de cozinha, 01 elevador, além de se encontrar em ótima localização, o que proporcionará maior conforto e comodidade a você e sua família.

02 – Localização:

• Rua Chapecó, 610 – Prado – Belo Horizonte- MG- CEP: 30410-070

03 – Número de pavimentos

• Total: 13 pavimentos, sendo:

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Michelle Foucault: Full House child star by day, French philosopher by night

tumblr blog created by artist Buzz Slutzky.

A sample…

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Alexa Lawrence, See 11 Heady Books Transformed into Ikebana Flower Displays
Posted on Art News, 06/18/14

Camille Henrot channels Japanese zen gardens with an installation of floral odes to her favorite books

The gracefully balanced flower arrangements of Camille Henrot’s installation “Is it possible to be a revolutionary and like flowers” (2012-2014) occupy the second floor of the New Museum, contributing a soothing, zenlike presence to the exhibition of the artist’s recent works. The delicate blossoms and twisting stems of the bouquets, punctuated with thoughtful empty spaces, make for more than happy embellishments. They are floral translations of weighty literary titles, themes, and quotations pulled from the bookshelves of the artist’s personal library.

When Paris-born Henrot moved to New York, temporarily leaving many of her personal belongings behind, she discovered a surrogate for her literary heroes and favorite books in Japanese ikebana flower arrangements. The combination of artistic whimsy and the theory that inspires it parallels the balance between playfulness and obedience intrinsic to ikebana, an ancient but ever-adapting cultural tradition. Each gap in the flora is as specific and important as the vines, leaves, and flowers that create them. The flower names, ranging from Latin-based etymological to nursery-rhyme literal, are listed nearby, offering complimentary verse to the lyricism of the texts they represent.

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Camille Henrot, “The Order of Things,” Michel Foucault, 2014, installation view. COURTESY NEW MUSEUM, NEW YORK. PHOTO: BENOIT PAILLEY.

Camille Henrot, “The Order of Things,” Michel Foucault, 2014, installation view.

Inspired by a text more overtly related to Henrot’s interest in taxonomy and philosophy, “The Order of Things,” Michel Foucault, is an explosion of metal odds and ends mixed with anonymous vegetation and a rainbow of paint swatches—a colorful starburst of the playfully arbitrary.

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By Clémentine Mélois

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Best wishes for the festive season from Foucault News! I claim no responsibility for this dubious representation of Foucault found on the blingee site

Michel Foucault Christmas

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