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.

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Author/Artist: 
Maillet, Arnaud.
Publisher: 
New York : Zone Books, 2009.
Description: 
306 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Edition: 
1st pbk. ed.
Format of Material: 
Books
Bib ID: 
121578
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Location: 
Stacks
Call Number: 
NK8440.M22 2009
Notes: 
Originally published: 2004.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Translated from the French.
Contents: 
Prolegomena --
Definitions: characteristics and aspects --
Problems of naming --
Problems of historical sources: the disappearing mirror --
A suspicious mirror --
Demoniac mirrors --
Catoptromancy --
Magnetism, hypnotism --
Disquiet --
Fascination --
A reductive mirror --
Regarding the eye and the visual field --
A reductive mirror: regarding tonality --
A seductive and deceptive mirror --
An idealizing mirror --
Limits on the use of the Claude mirror --
Toward deception and beyond --
A devaluing mirror --
Devaluation --
Abstraction(s) --
An irremediable loss.
ISBN: 
9781890951481 (pbk.)
189095148X (pbk.)