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)