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Hubert Damisch teaches at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. Among his books published in English are Skyline: The Narcissistic City (Stanford, 2001) and A Childhood Memory by Piero della Francesca (Stanford, 2001).
"First published in 1972, this book is perhaps the first and in many ways still one of the most challenging attempts to apply a consistent semiotic theory to the development of perspectival art from the Renaissance to the present day. By no means a period piece, it is a brilliant and systematic interaction that touches some of the most crucial features of the Western tradition." - Stephen Bann, University of Bristol