The Last of the Light: About Twilight

Author(s): Peter Davidson

Fine Arts | No Category | Reaktion Books

Neither day nor night, twilight has long exerted a fascination for Western artists, thinkers, and writers, while haunting the Romantics and intriguing philosophers and scientists. In The Last of the Light, Peter Davidson takes readers through our culture’s long engagement with the concept of twilight—from the melancholy of smoky English autumn evenings to the midnight sun of northern European summers and beyond. Taking in poets and painters, Victorians and Romans, city and countryside, and deftly combining memoir, literature, philosophy, and art history, Davidson shows how the atmospheric shadows and the in-between nature of twilight has fired the imagination and generated works of incredible beauty, mystery, and romance. Ambitious and brilliantly executed, this is the perfect book for the bedside table, richly rewarding and endlessly thought-provoking.

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General Fields

  • : 9781780238272
  • : Reaktion Books, Limited
  • : Reaktion Books
  • : September 2017
  • : books

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  • : Peter Davidson
  • : Paperback
  • : 280