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MEMOIRES D'AVEUGLE: L'AUTOPORTRAIT ET AUTRES RUINES (Memories of the Blind: The Self-Portrait and Other Ruins). Jacques Derrida. Musee du Louvre, Paris, 1990. Parti pris, 1. Published by Reunion des musees nationaux, Paris. 142 pp. with 71 ills. (22 col.). 30 x 21 cm. ISBN 2711823776 In French.
Inaugurating a series of exhibitions to be curated by noted figures outside the field of art history, this catalogue features an extensive text by French post-structuralist philosopher Derrida on the theme of blindness and vision in art and its treatment in self-portraiture in particular. Providing a framework for the discussion are drawings from the Louvre's collection by European artists of the 16th through 19th century, including Fantin-Latour, Chardin, Rembrandt, Primaticcio, Redon, Annibale Carracci and Antoine Coypel.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Several Periods — Drawing and Watercolor
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 053804
Paperbound $48.50 nota bene: See Comment Above.

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