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The Claude Glass free pdf In this first full-length study of a largely forgotten optical device from the eighteenth century, Arnaud Maillet reconfigures our historical understanding of visual experience and meaning in relation to notions of opacity, transparency, and imagination. Many are familiar with the Claude glass as a small black convex mirror used by artists and spectators of landscape to reflect a view and make tonal values and areas of light and shade visible. In a groundbreaking account, Maillet goes well beyond this particular function of the glass and situates it within a richer archaeology of Western thought, exploring the uncertainties and anxieties about mirrors, reflections, and their potential distortions. He takes us from the magical and occult background of the "black mirror," through a full evaluation of its importance in the age of the picturesque, to its persistence in a range of technological and representational practices, including photography, film, and contemporary art. "The Claude Glass" is a lasting contribution to the history of Western visual culture.

About Arnaud Maillet

Arnaud Maillet is an art historian who received his doctorate at the University of Paris I. The Claude Glass is his first book.

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Author : Arnaud Maillet
Publisher : Zone Books,U.S.
Data Published : 16 November 2004
ISBN : 1890951471
EAN : 9781890951474
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 300 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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