Short History of the Shadow

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Reaktion Books, Aug 1, 1997 - Art - 264 pages
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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A short history of the shadow

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In what could be called a meticulous dissection of Robert Louis Stevenson's "I Have a Little Shadow," Stoichita (history of art, Univ. of Fribourg, Switzerland) examines the artistic and intellectual ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
7
1 The Shadow Stage
11
2 The Shadow of the Flesh
42
3 A Shadow on the Painting
89
4 Around The Uncanny
123
5 Man and his Doubles
153
6 Of Shadow and its Reproducibility during the Photographic Era
187
7 In the Shadow of the Eternal Shadow
200
References
243
List of Illustrations
259
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About the author (1997)

Victor I. Stoichita is Professor of the History of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

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