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How to use your eyes

Author: James Elkins
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback [ed.]View all editions and formats
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Grass, the night sky, a postage stamp, a crack in the sidewalk, and a shoulder are ordinary objects of everyday life. But when we look at them - really look at them - what do we see? With the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Elkins
ISBN: 0415993636 9780415993630 0415922542 9780415922548
OCLC Number: 430290370
Notes: Originally published: New York : Routledge, 2000.
Description: ix, 276 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Things made by man --
How to look at a postage stamp --
How to look at a culvert --
How to look at an oil painting --
How to look at pavement --
How to look at an x-ray --
How to look at Linear B --
How to look at Chinese and Japanese script --
How to look at Egyptian hieroglyphs --
How to look at Egyptian scarabs --
How to look at an engineering drawing --
How to look at a rebus --
How to look at mandalas --
How to look at perspective pictures --
How to look at an alchemical emblem --
How to look at special effects --
How to look at the periodic table --
How to look at a map --
Things made by nature --
How to look at a shoulder --
How to look at a face --
How to look at a fingerprint --
How to look at grass --
How to look at a twig --
How to look at sand --
How to look at moths' wings --
How to look at halos --
How to look at sunsets --
How to look at color --
How to look at the night --
How to look at mirages --
How to look at a crystal --
How to look at the inside of your eye --
How to look at nothing.
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