The claude glass a mirror made of black glass used by landscape painters to judge hues is as this work demonstrates a potentially rich source of metaphor and allegory this is an intriguing but occasionally obtuse text that attempts to locate deep cultural meaning implied in the black mirrors disturbing and sometimes contradictory symbolism. The claude glass use and meaning of the black mirror in western art user review not available book verdict art historian maillets in depth groundbreaking study focuses on the rare tools used by artists magicians and conjurers since the 18th century in europe known as the claude glass and claude mirror . The claude glass use and meaning of the black mirror in western art use and meaning of the black mirror in western art many are familiar with the claude glass as a small black convex mirror used by artists and spectators of landscape to reflect a view and make tonal values and areas of light and shade visible. The claude glass use and meaning of the black mirror in western art arnaud maillet jeff fort arnaud maillets the claude glass is a contribution to the history of western visual culture in this first full length study of a largely forgotten optical device from the eighteenth century . Abebookscom the claude glass use and meaning of the black mirror in western art zone books 9781890951474 by arnaud maillet and a great selection of similar new used and collectible books available now at great prices
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