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for More Than Meets the Eye_Biga MacLean
by Trang Tran ` purchase by the artist on August 22, 2002.

In this brilliant essay, Jacques Derrida explores issues of vision, blindness, self-representation, and their relation to drawing, while offering detailed readings of an extraordinary collection of images. Selected by Derrida from the prints and drawings department of the Louvre, the works depict blindness--fictional, historical, and biblical. From Old and New Testament scenes to the myth of Perseus and the Gorgon and the blinding of Polyphemus, Derrida uncovers in these images rich, provocative layers of interpretation.


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Memoirs of the Blind: The Self-portrait and Other Ruins cover by Jacques Derrida (1993) cover of Memoirs of the Blind (1993) Jacques Derrida