It has been a long time coming… I don’t think we fully appreciated what we getting ourselves into here. Unfolding, with intervals, over the coming months, the buddies begin their three-part reading of Gilles Deleuze’s 1988 book The Fold.
Beginning with a quick look at the life and times of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, each of the buddies tackle a chapter in the first third of this uncharacteristically dry but quintessentially difficult book on the Baroque.
Each of us felt bruised after this. We hope our listeners do not. Even if you do, bear with us as we unpack one of Deleuze’s most densely rewarding works.
(Also, please excuse the lack of a doodle for this episode. The use of Velázquez’ Las Meninas comes courtesy of Wikipedia’s treasure trove of hi-res public domain artworks because Matt has only gone and broken his drawing hand.)
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Below you can find a list of additional links and references to secondary scholarship and visual material that is discussed over the course of this episode:
- Leibniz’s Philosophical Essays
- Matthew Stewart’s The Courtier and the Heretic
- Fernando de Casas Novoa’s Cathedral of Santiago de Compostella
- Diego Velázquez’ Las Meninas
- Bernini’s The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa
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