The artist's eyes: vision and the history of art

Catalogue Number: 1900
The artist's eyes: vision and the history of art
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Hewett collection
Author: MARMOR Michael F, RAVIN James G
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: New York
Publisher/Manufacturer: Abrams
Description Of Item: Original colour pictorial dust wrapper, originals grey board covers, 223 pages, copiously illustrated in colour
Historical Significance: The authors are American ophthalmologists, with long standing interests in art. Marmor's parents were art collectors; Ravin studied art history at the University of Michigan. The book includes a section on the colour blind artist, as well as the effects of the ageing eye, cataract and the visual maladies of various artists such as Goya and Degas. The Hewett collection also holds the book Lanthony P. An eye for painting 2006 Cat No 1082 and Trevor-Roper P. The world through blunted sight. 1997 Cat No 112 which cover similar ground. The authors have have written other books concerning vision and art. Michael F Marmor; James G Ravin . The eye of the artist St. Louis, Mo. : Mosby,1997 and Michael F Marmor. Degas through his own eyes : visual disability and the late style of Degas . Paris : Somogy editions d'art, 2002.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum (from Abe Books)
Date Acquired: August 2011
Condition: Mint
Location: Nathan Library. Hewett collection

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