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Shadows: in Nature, Life and Art

Author/EditorVaughan, William (Author)
Publisher: Wooden Books
ISBN: 9781904263838
Pub Date08/03/2021
BindingPaperback
Pages64
Dimensions (mm)155(h) * 125(w) * 8(d)
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Whats the difference between a cast shadow and a form shadow? Why do shadows become increasingly important in Western art? Can we only ever see shadows, not objects themselves, as Plato claimed? In this beautiful little book, printmaker and History of Art Professor William Vaughan presents the history of shadows, from their emergence in the visuals arts to their association with death and the subconscious. Get ready! You may never look at the world the same way again! "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

Whats the difference between a cast shadow and a form shadow? Why do shadows become increasingly important in Western art? Can we only ever see shadows, not objects themselves, as Plato claimed? In this beautiful little book, printmaker and History of Art Professor William Vaughan presents the history of shadows, from their emergence in the visuals arts to their association with death and the subconscious. Get ready! You may never look at the world the same way again! "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

William Vaughan is one of the leading historians of Romantic Art in the world. Currently Emeritius Professor of History of Art at Birkbeck College, University of London, he also lives in Somerset.

Introduction 1 Shadows in Nature The Naming of Parts 2 3-D Shadows and Ambient Light 4 How Do We See Shadows? 6 Night The Earths Shadow 8 Eclipses Shadows of the Sun and Moon 10 Measuring Time Sundials 12 Spatial Calculations and Revealing the Invisible 14 Shadows in the Mind The Shadow and the Soul 16 In Platos Cave 18 Melancholia 20 Fairy Tales and Popular Culture 22 Psychology Freud, Jung and the Archetype 24 In Praise of Shadows 26 Shadows in Art The Origins of Art 28 Skiagraphia Shadows and Illusion 30 Shadows in Sculpture 32 The Rebirth of the Shadow 34 Drawing shadows 36 Shadow in Architecture 38 Caravaggio and Chiaruscuro 40 Rembrandt and the Ambient Shadow 42 The Enlightenment Lavater and Silhouette Portraiture 44 Chinese Shadows 46 The Magic Lantern 48 Romantics and Other Mysterious Shadows 50 The Shadow in Modern Art 52 Filmic Shadows 54 Shadows and Paradox 56 Ending 58

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