“In the city both mirrors and window glass produce deceptive palimpsests of images: in glass, forward-moving figures come from the opposite direction of their originals; the helix reverses in a mirror… Glass looks. Surfaces become alive with images and traces of images, losing their trustworthy solidity.”

Isobel Armstrong, Victorian Glassworlds (2008), 8.

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Notes on The Birth of the Clinic

  Michel Foucault was a French philosopher and historian (1926-1984). He received his education at the Sorbonne, focusing on psychology (1948) and at the University of Paris (psychopathology, 1950).[1] His pursuit of history and philosophy was therefore seen as an interest rather than a scholarly endeavor.[2] Between graduation and appointment… Read more →