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Technology as Symptom and Dream

Technology as Symptom and Dream
Author: Robert Romanyshyn
ISBN 13: 9780415007870
ISBN 10: 415007879
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 1989-12-13
Format: Paperback
Pages: 268
List Price: $45.95

The development of linear perspective in the 15th century represented a radical transformation in the European's sense of the world, the body and the self. Robert Romanyshyn's latest book examines the claim that the development of linear perspective vision was and is indispensable to the emergence of our technological world. It does so by telling the story of how an artistic technique has become a cultural habit of mind.


Romanyshyn is a psychologist, but his discussion ranges widely through art, literature, science, medicine, and contemporary technological events. He invites readers to approach technology as incarnating a shared cultural dream, and he uses this approach to probe the meaning of current developments. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)