An illustrative introduction to the world of mirrors within eight chapters. (2nd semester project)
The cover holds a mirror in order to attract the viewers` attention.
Mirrors & Reflection: Introduction into the physical phenomenon where the angle of incidence equals the angle of reflection.
Mirrors as Gates: Passage into a different world.
Like Alice, the little figurine „steps“ through the mirror as the book opens.
Mirrors & Psyche: The famous story of Narciss and a scattered mirror.
Mirrors & Truth: Do mirrors really show reality? Anamorphoses show an distorted image as if it was straight.
Mirrors & Observer: Mirror, mirror upon the wall, Who is the fairest of all?
Mirrors as Prosthesis: The mere sight of Medusa would turn any onlooker into stone. Perseus used a mirrored shield to avoid looking directly at Medusa and thus was able to behead her.
Mirrors & Death: One of the seven deadly sins is vanity, which is often represented by mirrors.
Mirrors & Time: Only mirrors are able to show immediacy and eternity at once. Two opposing mirrors pop up to reflect eternally the sign for eternity (∞).