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Lines : a brief history

Author: Tim Ingold
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What do walking, weaving, observing, storytelling, singing, drawing and writing have in common? The answer is that they all proceed along lines. In this book Tim Ingold imagines a world in which everyone and everything consists of interwoven or interconnected lines and lays the foundations for a completely new discipline: the anthropological archaeology of the line." "Ingold's argument takes him from the music of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Ingold
ISBN: 0415424267 0415424275 9780415424264 9780415424271 0203961153 9780203961155
OCLC Number: 76141153
Description: xii, 186 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Language, music and notation --
Traces, threads and surfaces --
Up, across and along --
The genealogical line --
Drawing, writing and calligraphy --
How the line became straight.
Responsibility: Tim Ingold.
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As walking, talking, gesticulating creatures, human beings generate lines wherever they go. This book explores the production and significance of lines. It investigates: speech and song in the  Read more...

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