A History of the Human Love Affair with Reflection
By (author) Mark Pendergrast
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Mirror, Mirror by Mark Pendergrast
Book DescriptionAs our first technology for contemplation of the self, the mirror is arguably as important an invention as the wheel and perhaps even more universal. Mirror Mirror is the fascinating story of the mirror's invention, refinement, and use in an astonishing range of human activities-from the bloodthirsty smoking gods of the Toltecs, to the fantastic mirrored rooms wealthy Romans created for their orgies, to the mirror's key role in the use and understanding of light. From Archimedes to Isaac Newton to Max Factor to David Hockney, this is the fascinating tale of one of the most remarkable inventions in human history and its effects on myth, religion, science, manners, and the arts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465054718
(229mm x 153mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 28-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Mark Pendergrast
Mark Pendergrast was born in Atlanta and is a graduate of Harvard University. A business journalist, he has published articles and reviews in a number of magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times, the Sunday Times (London), and Financial Analyst.
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