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An Art for the Other - Leonardo Caffo, Valentina Sonzogni

An Art for the Other

The Animal in Philosophy and Art - EN

Leonardo Caffo, Valentina Sonzogni

Lantern Books

2015

978-1-59056-489-9

Foreword by Steve Baker, Translated by Sarah De Sanctis

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.