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A Schizo-Philosopher's Colouring Book
Guernica Editions (MiroLand), Fall 2018
114 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771832960
ISBN10: 1771832967
English
$20.00 Canada, $20.00 US

A Schizo-Philosopher's Colouring Book is a playful experiment in what the philosopher Gilles Deleuze might call “crowned anarchy.” The crown of authority is worn by the format “colouring book,” in a style that repeats with difference. Anarchy enters via a swarm of figures from philosophical, literary, theological, anthropological, and art history, each with a quotation. These distribute themselves over fifty two drawings, producing little machines that are desirous of colour and driven by paradox, whose “organization of surface … assures the resonance between two series.”
Yet what surprises me most of all at this time is that what I have written consists, as it were, almost entirely of quotations. It is the craziest mosaic technique you can imagine. --Walter Benjamin (Letter to Gerhard Scholem (1924; translation Manfred R. and Evelyn M. Jacobson))

Books by Douglas Ord

A Schizo-Philosopher's Colouring Book