The World Through Blunted Sight (Paperback)

An Inquiry into the Influence of Defective Vision on Art and Character

Patrick Trevor-Roper

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£14.99

ISBN: 9780285633971

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Arts, Language & Literature

The World Through Blunted Sight (Ebook)

An Inquiry into the Influence of Defective Vision on Art and Character

Patrick Trevor-Roper

An eye surgeon examines how defective eyesight afftects the style and technique of writers and artists.

How did faulty or failing eyesight affect the style and technique of writers and artists. How did it affect the way they convey their visual impressions. In a classic study, first published in 1970 and thoroughly revised in 1988, Patrick Trevor-Roper combines his professional knowledge of ophthalmology with his extensive familiarity with art and literature to fascinatingly examine the work of painters, sculptors, poets and prose writers. Looking at the effects of myopia, cataracts, colour blindness, squints and total blindness he speculates on what the impact would have been on artists had they worn glasses. Illustrated with colour reproductions and a wealth of black and white photos, this was a true labour of love from a highly cultured man, erudite and stimulating.

Publication date: 01/11/2012

£10.99

ISBN: 9780285642072

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B00APDW10Y

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Arts, Language & Literature

Patrick Trevor-Roper

Patrick Trevor-Roper

Patrick Dacre Trevor-Roper (7 June 1916 – 22 April 2004) was a prominent British eye surgeon, author and pioneer gay rights activist, who played a leading role in the campaign to decriminalise homosexuality in the UK.