Blindness: The History of a Mental Image in Western Thought

Blindness: The History of a Mental Image in Western Thought

by Moshe Barasch
     
 

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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.  See more details below

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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Art historian Barasch (Hebrew U., Jerusalem) explores the question of how earlier civilizations reacted to, interpreted, and represented blindness. In this thought-provoking short volume (he states at the outset his history is neither exhaustive or conclusive) he considers these issues in antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and Baroque<-->with discussion of various types of blind people, such as poets and musicians, physical blindness as a symbol of spiritual blindness, and the five senses. The unusually fair-minded view found in Denis Diderot's is discussed in conclusion. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781136799754
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/21/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Moshe Barasch is Jack Cotton Professor of Architecture and Fine Arts at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of many books on art history and the theory of art. A winner of the Israel Prize in 1996, he was recently elected corresponding member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences.

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