The Claude glass : use and meaning of the black mirror in western art / Arnaud Maillet ; translated by Jeff Fort.

Title: 
The Claude glass : use and meaning of the black mirror in western art / Arnaud Maillet ; translated by Jeff Fort.
Author/Artist: 
Maillet, Arnaud.
Publisher: 
New York : Zone Books, 2004.
Description: 
300 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bib ID: 
84093
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-287) and index.
Contents: 
Definitions : characteristics and aspects --
Problems of naming --
Problems of historical sources : the disappearing mirror --
Demoniac mirrors --
Catoptromancy --
Magnetism, hypnotism --
Disquiet --
Fascination --
Regarding the eye and the visual field --
A reductive mirror : regarding tonality --
An idealizing mirror --
Limits on the use of the Claude mirror --
Toward deception and beyond --
Devaluation --
Abstraction(s) --
An irremediable loss.
ISBN: 
1890951471