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Roberto Casati

Ecole Normale Supérieure

Pictorial representations of shadows: visual cognition and art history


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Roberto Casati is a tenured senior researcher with the French CNRS at the Ecole Normale SupÉrieure in Paris. He has taught at several universities in Europe and US. He is the co-author of Holes (with Achille Varzi; MIT Press) and the author of The Discovery of the Shadow (Knopf), translated in 8 languages. He is working, with psychologist Vittorio Girotto, on a book on Creative Solutions, and is one of the participants in the Liquid Publications project. At the Italian Academy he will work on a book on the cognitive aspects of the artistic representations of shadows.