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Pierre Francastel

Pierre Francastel taught at the Ecole Practique des

Haute Etudes. His works include Les Architectes célèbres,

Etudes de sociologie de l'art, Figure et le lieu, and

Peinture et societé.

Titles by This Author

Although the work of Pierre Francastel (1900-1970) has long carried the label "sociology of art," it bears little resemblance to anything conventionally sociological. For too long Francastel has been unavailable to English-language readers, and hence known only through erroneous and secondhand characterizations. This translation of Art and Technology should open the way for a rediscovery and reconsideration of this brilliant, often misunderstood thinker.