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THE LAST OF THE LIGHT: ABOUT TWILIGHT. Peter Davidson. Reaktion Books Ltd, London, 2015. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 280 pp. with 24 ills. (20 col.). 25 x 17 cm. ISBN 9781780235103 In English.
Publisher's description: Neither day nor night, twilight has long exerted a fascination for Western artists, thinkers, and writers, while haunting the Romantics and intriguing philosophers and scientists. In The Last of the Light, Peter Davidson takes readers through our culture's long engagement with the concept of twilightGfrom the melancholy of smoky English autumn evenings to the midnight sun of northern European summers and beyond. Taking in poets and painters, Victorians and Romans, city and countryside, and deftly combining memoir, literature, philosophy, and art history, Davidson shows how the atmospheric shadows and the in-between nature of twilight has fired the imagination and generated works of incredible beauty, mystery, and romance. Ambitious and brilliantly executed, this is the perfect book for the bedside table, richly rewarding and endlessly thought-provoking.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods — Painting
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 167030
Hardcover $35.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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