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Short History of the Shadow

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

Distribution by the University of Chicago Press only to customers in the USA and Canada. Customers elsewhere should visit the UK website of Reaktion Books.

264 pages | 6.125 x 9.25 | © 1997, 1999

Essays in Art and Culture

Art: Art--General Studies

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Table of Contents

1. The Shadow Stage
2. The Shadow of the Flesh
3. A Shadow on the Painting
4. Around ’The Uncanny’
5. Man and his Doubles
6. Of Shadow and its Reproducibility during the Photographic Era
7. In the Shadow of the Eternal Return
List of Illustrations

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