Depth: A Cultural History of Concepts, Figures, and Practices
Kulturgeschichte ihrer Konzepte, Figuren und Praktiken
Edited by:Dorothee Kimmich and Sabine Müller
“Depth” represents one of the oldest and most important metaphors in cultural history, not least because of its close connection to concepts of truth and knowledge, origin and soul, substance and reason. Yet beyond these positive connotations, the term also invokes numerous negative associations, serving as a projection screen for the dark, irrational, and threatening. These divergent roles give the term an ambivalent meaning.