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  • It is metaphorical and accomplishes poesis, which means 'making.'

    S.X. Rosenstock: Women Writers: The Essay Gets Up Close and Personal

  • Note 17: In a fall 2000 lecture at New York University, Lina Bolzoni used this phrase in discussing the tradition of ut pictura poesis.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • The tradition of ut pictura poesis, described in Horace's Art of Poetry, and Aristotle's mimesis historia, the imitation of human events discussed in Poetics, is embedded in Alberti's articulation of istoria.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • For, though each poem here takes as its apparent origin an image by the aforementioned surrealist, this sequence of very strong poems is far beyond mere ut pictura poesis.


  • The prospect of a “return” to commentary, whatever forms it may take, renders conspicuous and questionable some of the most hallowed and taken-for-granted assumptions about the nature of scholarly practice, for instance: the distinction between primary and secondary text; the primacy of noesis over poesis, or thinking over making; the synthetic, thesis-driven, and polemical character of understanding; and so forth.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Where Plato expelled the poets from his Republic, Heidegger installs them at the heart of his, unravelling the lines of, for example, Hölderlin and Trakl to show that techné and poesis are the very things that place us in the world and unfold us in time.


  • A good picture is falsa veritas, et muta poesis: and though (as [3314] Vives saith) artificialia delectant, sed mox fastidimus, artificial toys please but for a time; yet who is he that will not be moved with them for the present?

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Not a Heideggerean 'bringing forth', but a Deleuzian novelty; not poesis, but neos, new neotry.


  • Sometimes he is criticized for his stubborn defense of systematic standards (as in his Principles of Literature, 1753), the uncompromising advocate of ut pictura poesis; sometimes he is recognized for his sense of enthusiasm, which makes him guess that the ideal is not to be found anywhere outside fiction and that the reality of pleasure parallels artistic skill.

    18th Century French Aesthetics

  • Making (also in the original sense of poesis and tekhné) or reading such a book is, interactively, both an actual form of liberated perception and knowledge, and an allegorical model for the workings of Poetic Genius.

    Chaosmic Orders: Nonclassical Physics, Allegory, and the Epistemology of Blake's Minute Particulars.


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