Arnaud Maillet s study of the Claude Glass was informative and insightful in the main As an artist and geometer I found all of the information contained in the book of great interest and instructive As one who has of late been studying the subject of eflections and mirrors in general as well as applications to the nuero visual and geometric this filled an improtant gap in my knowledge It may not be a per. In this first full length study of a largely forgotten optical device from the eighteenth century Arnaud Maillet LAM SON 719: The South Vietnamese Incursion Into Laos reconfigures our historical understanding of visual experience and meaning inelation to notions of opacity transparency and imagination Many are familiar with the Claude glass as a small black convex mirror used by artists and spectator.
Fectly organized study but it is the only one I am aware of in English It had the effect of my creating my own Claude Glass with a converse clock face glass cover and enamel black paint sprayed on the back I have been enjoying experimentation with it since and will no doubt employ it in some art work Any book that prompts one to use the information inside is a book worthy of The Perfect Business?: Anti-Trafficking and the Sex Trade along the Mekong (Southeast Asia: Politics, Meaning, and… reading I think It seemed to co. S of landscape toeflect a view and make tonal values and areas of light and shade visible In a groundbreaking account Maillet goes well beyond this particular function of the glass and situates it within a A Short History of Laos: The land in between richer archaeology of Western thought exploring the uncertainties and anxieties about mirrorseflections and their potential distortions He ta.
Ver the various areas of the subject It s developement and history occult use for scrying as a device for educing an image and also foraccessing the tonal values I doubt I would euire another book on the subject after Emergency in Malaya: Soldiers, Spies and Victory in the Dying Days of Empire, 1948-1960 reading and studying this one It is a very erudite study that explores the history and use of the Claude glass from many different directions Interestingead lots of exciting information. Kes us from the magical and occult background of the ''black mirror'' through a full evaluation of its importance in the age of the picturesue to its persistence in a The Annotated Malay Archipelago by Alfred Russel Wallace range of technological andepresentational practices including photography film and contemporary art The Claude Glass is a lasting contribution to the history of Western visual cultur.