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Dorothy Z. Baker

Dorothy Z. Baker is professor emerita of the University of Houston, the author of Mythic Masks in Self-Reflexive Poetry and America’s Gothic Fiction and the editor of Poetics in the Poem and The Silent and Soft Communion. She has translated the poetry of Pierre Reverdy and Armand Robin.

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Cover of 'The Madness of Vision'

The Madness of Vision
On Baroque Aesthetics
By Christine Buci-Glucksmann
· Translation by Dorothy Z. Baker

In The Madness of Vision, Buci-Glucksmann asserts the important of embodied vision in nine studies of paintings, sculptures, and images. She integrates the work of Merleau-Ponty with Lacanian psychoanalysis, Renaissance studies in optics, and twentieth-century mathematics to make the case for the pervasive influence of the baroque.

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