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- DescriptionThe end of the eighteenth century saw the start of a new craze in Europe: tiny portraits of single eyes that were exchanged by lovers or family members. Unearthing these portraits, the author proposes that the rage for eye miniatures - and their abrupt disappearance - reveals a knot in the unfolding of the history of vision.
- Author BiographyHanneke Grootenboer is a university lecturer in the history of art and a fellow and tutor at St Peter's College, University of Oxford. She is the author of The Rhetoric of Perspective: Realism and Illusionism in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Still-Life Painting, also published by the University of Chicago Press.
- Author(s)Hanneke Grootenboer
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication05/02/2013
- GenreFine Arts / Art History
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content Note24 colour plates, 53 halftones
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
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