Shadows : Unlocking Their Secrets, from Plato to Our Time

Shadows : Unlocking Their Secrets, from Plato to Our Time

Description

In this original, wide-ranging, and endlessly thought-provoking work of popular nonfiction, a leading science writer uncovers the pervasive presence of shadows in our world. For Plato, shadows were the symbol of our limitations. For Galileo, they knocked the Earth from the center of the cosmos. They are a source of fear and a symbol of ignorance, and they loom large in art and design, mythology and folklore, physics and metaphysics, and architecture and urban planning. From shadows puppets and the psychology of shadows to the role of shadows in astronomy and the influence of shadows on the architectural profiles of our cities, Roberto Casati awakens our fascination in this tour-de-force of investigation and imagination.


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Details

Author(s)
Roberto Casati
Format
Paperback | 240 pages
Dimensions
132.59 x 204.72 x 16.76mm | 258.55g
Publication date
10 Aug 2004
Publisher
Random House USA Inc
Imprint
Vintage Books
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
78 ILLUSTRATIONS IN TEXT
ISBN10
0375707115
ISBN13
9780375707117
Bestsellers rank
467,010