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.
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