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Techniques of the observer : on vision and modernity in the nineteenth century

Author: Jonathan Crary
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass [u.a.] : MIT Press, 1998.
Series: October books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th printView all editions and formats
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dramatically new perspective on the visual culture of the nineteenth century, reassessing problems of both visual modernism and social modernity

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Crary
ISBN: 0262031698 9780262031691 0262531070 9780262531078
OCLC Number: 247400034
Description: 171 S : Ill ; 24 cm.
Contents: Modernity and the problem of the observer; the camera obscura and its subject; subjective vision and the separation of the senses; techniques of the observer; visionary abstraction.
Series Title: October books.
Responsibility: Jonathan Crary.

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