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Lens, Laboratory, Landscape
Lens, Laboratory, Landscape (September 2014)
Observing Modern Spain
Claudia Schaefer - Author

An interdisciplinary study of the rise of empirical observation in the Spanish arts and sciences as the principle vehicle for acquiring knowledge about the natural world.

Lens, Laboratory, Landscape focuses on competing views about the power of vision in Spain between the 1830s and the 1950s. The photographic lens, laboratory microscope, “retinal vision” of philosopher José Ortega y Gasse...(Read More)
 
 
Bored to Distraction
Bored to Distraction (October 2003)
Cinema of Excess in End-of-the-Century Mexico and Spain
Claudia Schaefer - Author

Examines how recent Mexican and Spanish films act as untroubling distractions from everyday routines.

Popular culture in the 1990s, especially cinema, can be considered a showcase for the accumulated hopes and fears of the twentieth century. From the promise of material goods to the profusion of despair, from devastating tragedy to exaggerated rapture, a dizzying array of images assaults the eye. Drawing on recent films ...(Read More)
 
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