Signs and Images
Translated by Chris Turner
5 x 8 inches, 168 pp. April 2016
ISBN : 9780857422415
Rs 495.00 (HB)
Last season, Seagull Books published the first three volumes in a new series collecting essays and interviews by the late French thinker Roland Barthes. This season they’ll bring the five-volume set to completion with the publication of “Masculine, Feminine, Neuter” and Signs and Images.
Signs and Images gathers pieces related to Barthes’ central concerns: semiotics, visual culture, art, cinema, and photography. It is a rare compilation of his articles on film criticism and reviews on art exhibitions. The volume features essays on Marthe Arnould, Lucien Clergue, Daniel Boudinet, Richard Avedon, Bernard Faucon, and many more.
Taken together, the five volumes in this series are a gift to Barthes’ many fans, helping to round out our understanding of this restless, protean thinker and his legacy.
Roland Barthes was born in 1915 and studied French literature and classics at the University of Paris. After teaching French at universities in Romania and Egypt, he joined the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, where he devoted himself to research in semiotics and lexicology. He was a professor at the Collège de France until his death in 1980.
One of the most influential critics and philosophers of the twentieth century. His works include Mythologies, S/Z, A Lover’s Discourse, and Camera Lucida.
Chris Turner is a writer and translator who lives in Birmingham, England.