Item #E27056 The Claude Glass: Use and Meaning of the Black Mirror. Arnaud Maillet, Jeff Fort, trans.

The Claude Glass: Use and Meaning of the Black Mirror

Brooklyn, NY: Zone Books, 2004. Hardcover. Hardcover. 3900 pp. with index. Ilustrations. A tight copy but with a few pages dogeared and with corresponding marginal ink marks in the text. In fine dust jacket. A remarkable contribution to Western visual cukturem the first full-lenght study of a largely forgotten optical device from the 18th century. Some are already familiar with the Claude glass as a small black convex mirror used by artists and spectators of landscapes to reflect a view and make tonal values and areas of light and shade visible. Maillet goes well beyond this particular function of the glass and situates it within a richaer archaeology of Western thiught, exploring the ubcertainites and anzieties about mirrors, reflectiosn, their potential distortions. Very Good / fine. Item #E27056
ISBN: 9781890951474

Price: $15.95

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