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The Mirror: A History

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Publisher Comments:

This engaging and witty cultural history traces the evolution of the mirror from antiquity to the present day, illustrating its journey from wondrous object to ordinary trinket. With its earliest invention, the mirror allowed us to gaze upon ourselves, bestowing a power both fascinating and terrifying. Drawing on rich sources of history, literature, art and philosophy, Melchior-Bonnet recounts the story of intrigue. Through the works of such writers as Dante, St. Augustine, Flaubert, and Henry James, and its representations in the works of artists like Durer, Van Eyck, Leonardo, and Magritte, the author reveals our enduring fascination with reflection, the image that is at once the same, and not the same, as ourselves.

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This cultural history traces the evolution of the mirror from antiquity to the present day, illustrating its journeys from wondrous object to ordinary trinket. Drawing on sources of history, literature, art and philosophy, Melchior-Bonnet recounts the story of its history.

Synopsis:

This engaging and witty cultural history traces the evolution of the mirror from antiquity to the present day, illustrating its journey from wondrous object to ordinary trinket. With its earliest invention, the mirror allowed us to gaze upon ourselves, bestowing a power both fascinating and terrifying.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415924481
Translator:
Jewett, Katharine H.
Preface:
Delumeau, Jean
Translator:
Jewett, Katharine H.
Author:
Melchior-Bonnet, Sabine
Author:
Delumeau, Jean
Publisher:
Routledge
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Mirrors
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Mirrors -- History.
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
GTR-527
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
308
Dimensions:
9.08x6.00x.83 in. 1.17 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This cultural history traces the evolution of the mirror from antiquity to the present day, illustrating its journeys from wondrous object to ordinary trinket. Drawing on sources of history, literature, art and philosophy, Melchior-Bonnet recounts the story of its history.
"Synopsis" by , This engaging and witty cultural history traces the evolution of the mirror from antiquity to the present day, illustrating its journey from wondrous object to ordinary trinket. With its earliest invention, the mirror allowed us to gaze upon ourselves, bestowing a power both fascinating and terrifying.
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