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The Resource Darkness : a cultural history, Nina Edwards

Darkness : a cultural history, Nina Edwards

Label
Darkness : a cultural history
Title
Darkness
Title remainder
a cultural history
Statement of responsibility
Nina Edwards
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Darkness divides opinion. Some are frightened of the dark, or at least prefer to avoid it, and there are many who dislike what it appears to stand for. Others are drawn to its strange domain, delighting in its uncertainties, lured by all the associations of folklore and legend, by the call of the mysterious and of the unknown. The history of attitudes to what we cannot quite make out, in all its physical and metaphorical manifestations, challenges the notion that the world is possible to fully comprehend. Nina Edwards explores darkness as both physical feature and cultural image, through themes of sight, blindness, consciousness, dreams, fear of the dark, night blindness, and the in-between states of dusk or fog, twilight and dawn, the point or period of obscuration and clarification. Taking readers through different historical periods, she interrogates humanity's various attempts to harness and suppress the dark, from our early use of fire to the later discovery of electricity. She reveals how the idea of darkness pervades art, literature, religion and every aspect of our everyday language. Darkness: A Cultural History shows us how darkness has fed our imagination. Whether a shifting concept or real physical presence, it always conveys complex meaning
Cataloging source
YDX
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Edwards, Nina
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Light and darkness
  • Light and darkness
Label
Darkness : a cultural history, Nina Edwards
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1019651152
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781780239828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019651152
Label
Darkness : a cultural history, Nina Edwards
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1019651152
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781780239828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019651152

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