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Mirror, Mirror: A History of the Human Love Affair with Reflection

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    Mark Pendergrast(Author)

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As 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 Mirroris 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.

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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  • PDF | 448 pages
  • Mark Pendergrast(Author)
  • Basic Books; New Ed edition (28 July 2004)
  • English
  • 7
  • Science & Nature

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  • By Jenny on 14 August 2017

    Great book. I read it in college, and remember really enjoying it.

  • By dante on 12 July 2012

    Comprehensive and encyclopaedic study of mirrors balancing their scientific, cultural and occult uses. Well illustrated, argued and detailed. Very interesting.


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