The Claude Glass
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The Claude Glass

Use and Meaning of the Black Mirror in Western Art

By Arnaud Maillet

Translated by Jeff Fort

A study of a largely forgotten optical device and its relation to notions of opacity, transparency, and imagination.

Distributed for Zone Books

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A study of a largely forgotten optical device and its relation to notions of opacity, transparency, and imagination.

A study of a largely forgotten optical device and its relation to notions of opacity, transparency, and imagination.

Hardcover

$32.95 S ISBN: 9781890951474 304 pp. | 9 in x 6 in 36 illus.

Paperback

$21.95 T ISBN: 9781890951481 304 pp. | 9 in x 6 in 36 illus.

Contributors

Jeff Fort.

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  • This sustained examination of an instrument so integral to the history of Romantic esthetics, and yet so neglected, is a valuable and important work.

    Library Journal