Christine Buci-Glucksmann

Christine Buci-Glucksmann is a French philosopher and Professor Emeritus from University of Paris VIII specializing in the aesthetics of the Baroque, Japan and computer art. Her best-known work in English is Baroque Reason: The Aesthetics of Modernity.



Christine Buci-Glucksmann began her work as a philosopher in the 1970s with political studies of Friedrich Engels and Antonio Gramsci. She followed this with research into aesthetics, based primarily around a study of the work of Walter Benjamin. This achievement was followed by her study into the aesthetics of the perception of the Baroque, which was published as "La Raison baroque" in 1984 and then again with La folie du voir in 1986. In this, her major accomplishment, she cites Gilles Deleuze and Jean-François Lyotard as being most salient to her concerns.

She followed this interval with an investigation into the aesthetics of the virtual with two books: La folie du voir: Une esthétique du virtuel and Esthetique De L'ephemere. She has written numerous books and articles about digital art (for example L'art à l'époque virtuel (Art in the Age of Virtuality)) and new media art.[1] She has also written extensively on artists from China, for in example in Les modernités chinoises.

Reference bibliographyEdit

In translation:

  • Baroque Reason: The Aesthetics of Modernity (translated by Patrick Camiller). London / Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sage, 1994. ISBN 0-8039-8976-8
  • Gramsci and the State (translated by David Fernbach). London, Lawrence and Wishart, 1980. ISBN 0-85315-483-X

In French:

Reference essaysEdit

  • "Eurydice et les scènes de la peinture." Verso No. 8 (1997).
  • "The Eurydices." Parallax Parallax No.10 (1999).
  • "Images d'absence." Les Cahiers des Regards (1993).
  • "Images of Absence in the Inner Space of Painting," in Inside the Visible. Ed. C. De Zegher. (MIT Press, 1996).
  • "Inner Space of Painting," in Bracha L. Ettinger: Halala—Autistwork. (The Israel Museum, 1995).
  • "L'oeil nomade et critique," in L'oeil cartographique de l'art. (Galilée, 1996).


  1. ^ Charlie Gere, Art, Time and Technology: Histories of the Disappearing Body (2005) Berg, p. 145

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