Viewing Aix-En-Provence

  • Georges Mounin
Part of the Topics in Contemporary Semiotics book series (TICSE, volume 158)


How to look at Aix? How, in particular, to speak of the way one looks at Aix, without falling almost automatically into those ready-made phrases which have been repeated over the centuries (the Sainte-Victoire, this Cezanne painting, painted by Nature, this diamond, this crystal, etc.)? And moreover, how to carry away with us, how to preserve, how to rediscover almost at will those first no doubt rather bewildered impressions that one first throws out with the thrill of discovery or the quiet delight of everyday familiarity?


Mechanical Device Apply Linguistics City Hall Everyday Familiarity Perfect Reproduction 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Georges Mounin
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  1. 1.University of ProvenceAix-MarseillesFrance

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