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1st Edition

Technology as Symptom and Dream

ISBN 9780415007870
Published December 13, 1989 by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

The development of linear perspective in the 15th century represented a radical transformation in the European's sense of the world, the body and the self. Robert Romanyshyn's latest book examines the claim that the development of linear perspective vision was and is indispensable to the emergence of our technological world. It does so by telling the story of how an artistic technique has become a cultural habit of mind.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Address to the reader 1. Lift-off: we are all astronauts 2. The Window and the Camera 3. Self as spectator 4. Body as specimen 5. The abandoned body and its shadows 6. World as spectacle 7. Re-entry: paths of return

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Robert D. Romanyshyn, professor of psychology at the University of Dallas, also teaches in the Arts and Humanities program at the University of Texas at Dallas, and is practising clinical psychologist. Author of Psychological Life: From Science to Metaphor, he has lectured and taught at numerous universities in the USA, Europe, and Africa.