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Camera obscura : of ideology

Author: Sarah Kofman
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Marx, Freud, Nietzsche - in vastly different ways all three employed the metaphor of the camera obscura in their work. In this classic book - at last available in an English translation - the French philosopher Sarah Kofman offers an extended reflection on this metaphor. She contrasts the mechanical function of the camera obscura as a kind of copy machine, rendering a mirror-image of the work, with its use in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Kofman
ISBN: 0801436419 9780801436413 0801485932 9780801485930
OCLC Number: 39700513
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 100 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Marx : Black magic. The world upside down ; The turntable ; The enclosed chamber ; The Camera Lucida --
2. Freud : the photographic apparatus. The photographer's antechamber ; The stereotype ; The development of the negative --
3. Nietzsche : the painter's chamber. The keyhole ; Leonardo's chambers ; Rousseau's confessional ; Decency/indeceny ; The blinding glare --
4. The ox's eye : Descartes and the ideological after-effect --
The use of the Camera obscura in designing / W.J. Gravesande.
Other Titles: Camera obscura, de l'idéologie.
Responsibility: Sarah Kofman ; translated by Will Straw.

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