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Grasping shadows : the dark side of literature, painting, photography, and film

Author: William Sharpe
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With the shadow's seductive associations to sexuality, mystery, danger, intangible power, and death, the use of shadows as artistic technique saturates both classic and modern art forms, and yet the practice remains almost invisible. As the first full-length study of art shadows in over a decade, Grasping Shadows ranges from classic works by Rembrandt, Dickens, Picasso, Disney, and Warhol to contemporary street
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Sharpe
ISBN: 9780190675271 0190675276
OCLC Number: 990836505
Description: xvii, 420 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: the shadow landscape --
The shadow speaks --
The vital shadow --
The look-elsewhere shadow --
The completing shadow --
The independent shadow --
City of shadows
Responsibility: William Chapman Sharpe.

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Grasping Shadows offers the most thorough examination of the cultural uses of shadows. Exploring a myriad of major literary and artistic evocations of shadows, Grasping Shadows puts forth a unifying  Read more...

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A brilliant book on shadows, sure to become a classic. Grasping Shadows is a fascinating, profound and delicate exploration of how evanescence is essential to western art and literature. * Nathalie Read more...

 
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