Books : reviews

Anne Sauvagnargues.
Artmachines: Deleuze, Guattari, Simondon.
Edinburgh University Press. 2016

A compendium of essays by French philosopher Anne Sauvagnargues

Artmachines presents, constructs and transforms the thought of Deleuze and Guattari, excavating from their work a new philosophy of individuation and creative production.

The 13 essays in this book, all but two previously unavailable in English, redeploy the work of Deleuze, Guattari and Simondon as well as other figures in contemporary thought including Bergson, Lacan, Deligny and Ruyer, revealing the continuing potential for the invention of new concepts and of new modes of creativity and existence through their work. The essays cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries dividing literary theory, history, art history, philosophy and psychoanalysis, developing concepts capable of rejuvenating them, including geophilosophy, the artmachine, the ritornello, schizoanalysis and the machinic assemblage.

Gregory Flaxman provides a contextualising Introduction for Sauvagnargues’ telescopic method and work.