A HistoryBook - 2001
This beautifully written study combines science with art, literature, history and psychology to explore the place of the mirror in the culture of medieval and Renaissance Europe. A brief history of the mirror through Antiquity is followed by a detailed examination of the technology of glass mirror production in 16th- and 17th-century Venice. The book finally considers the symbolism of mirrors and reflections through an analysis of self-portraiture, vanity, imitation, demonology, trickery and the psychological quest of man to know thyself'.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Routledge : 2001
Branch Call Number: 681.42 M481m
Characteristics: 308p illus