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CURIOUS VISIONS OF MODERNITY: ENCHANTMENT, MAGIC AND THE SACRED. David L. Martin. MIT Press, Cambridge, 2011. 274 pp. with 35 ills. 24 x 16 cm. LC 2011-2085 ISBN 9780262016063 In English.
Explores aspects of enchantment, magic and wonderment in such diverse art works and artifacts as Rembrandt's famous painting of an anatomy lesson, the shrunken head of an Australian aboriginal leader and an aerial view of Paris from a balloon, the wide-ranging narrative seeking to expose modernity and its visual culture as haunted by those things that rationality has sought to expunge from the "enlightened" world.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods — Several Media
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 145303
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