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The practice of light : a genealogy of visual technologies from prints to pixels

Author: Sean Cubitt
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2014]
Series: Leonardo book series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An account of Western visual technologies since the Renaissance traces a history of the increasing control of light's intrinsic excess.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cubitt, Sean, 1953-
Practice of light
(DLC) 2013050851
(OCoLC)868000261
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Cubitt
ISBN: 9780262326568 0262326566 9780262326575 0262326574
OCLC Number: 891081313
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Introduction --
[black] --
Line --
Surface. Texture ; Color --
Space. Shadows ; Layers ; Projection --
Time --
Reflection.
Series Title: Leonardo book series.
Responsibility: Sean Cubitt.

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An account of Western visual technologies since the Renaissance traces a history of the increasing control of light's intrinsic excess.

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