Cambridge Visual Culture Seminar: A Visual Membrane: Some Reflections on the Camera Lucida

Prof. Erna Fiorentini (Institut Kunst- und Baugeschichte, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

Prof. Fiorentini’s research addresses the ideas, practices, media and technologies of image making that challenge vision and our understanding of visibility and visualization. She has published widely on the histories of vision and image-making, most recently her co-authored book with James Elkins, Visual Worlds: Looking, Images, Visual Disciplines (Oxford University Press, 2020). In this talk she returns to reflect on a subject she has discussed in several publications, the Camera Lucida, and related technologies of vision. 

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