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A short history of the shadow

Author: Victor Ieronim Stoichiță
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 1999.
Series: Essays in art and culture (London, England)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stoichita's compelling account untangles the history of one of the most enduring challenges to beset Western art - the depiction and meanings of shadows.""discriminating, inspired interrogation ... dazzling analysis""-Marina Warner, Tate Magazine""Ambitious and a pleasure to read ... a thoroughly worthwhile book.""-Times Higher Education Supplement.
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Stoichiță, Victor Ieronim.
Short history of the shadow.
London : Reaktion Books, 1999
(DLC) 98102284
(OCoLC)52902744
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Ieronim Stoichiță
ISBN: 9781861898296 1861898290
OCLC Number: 733057476
Description: 1 online resource (264 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: The shadow stage --
The shadow of the flesh --
A shadow on the painting --
Around 'the uncanny' --
Man and his doubles --
Of shadow and its reproducibility during the photographic era --
In the shadow of the eternal return.
Series Title: Essays in art and culture (London, England)
Responsibility: Victor I. Stoichita ; [translated by Anne-Marie Glasheen].
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An investigative tour de force. It untangles the history of one of the most enduring technical and symbolic challenges to beset Western artists - the depiction and meanings of shadows.  Read more...

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'Victor I. Stoichita is an art historian with a tremendous range, and has brewed together optics and metaphysics, phantasmagoria and propaganda, Plato and Warhol to conjure meaning out of shadows in Read more...

 
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