Gaston Bachelard and the Hands of Albert Flocon

Hans-Jörg Rheinberger

Abstract


The paper deals with the engraving hand of Albert Flocon and its poietic description by the pen of Gaston Bachelard. It proceeds by discussing examples of the group of collaborative works that emerged from the cooperation between Flocon, the copperplate engraver and theoretician of perspective and Bachelard, the philosopher of science and scholar of literary images in mid-twentieth century Paris.


Keywords


Gaston Bachelard; Albert Flocon; Images of the hand; Concretion; Abstraction; Perspective; Phenomenotechnique; Surrationalism

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22370/rhv.20168.53

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