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On looking : eleven walks with expert eyes

Author: Alexandra Horowitz
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Scribner hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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On Looking begins with inattention. It is about attending to the joys of the unattended, the perceived 'ordinary.' Horowitz encourages us to rediscover the extraordinary things that we are missing in our ordinary activities. Even when engaged in the simplest of activities like taking a walk around the block, we pay so little attention to most of what is right before us that we are sleepwalkers in our own lives.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Horowitz
ISBN: 1439191255 9781439191255 1439191263 9781439191262
OCLC Number: 820149011
Description: vii, 308 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Amateur eyes --
Inanimate city : the material of the landscape. Muchness ; Minerals and biomass ; Minding our Qs ; Into the fourth dimension --
Animate city : everything that won't stand still. Flipping things over ; The animals among us ; A nice place (to walk) ; The suggestiveness of thumb-nails --
Sensory city : things that hum, smell, or vibrate. Seeing/not seeing ; The sound of parallel parking ; A dog's-nose view ; Seeing it.
Responsibility: Alexandra Horowitz.
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On Looking begins with inattention. It is about attending to the joys of the unattended, the perceived 'ordinary.' Horowitz encourages us to rediscover the extraordinary things that we are missing in our ordinary activities. Even when engaged in the simplest of activities like taking a walk around the block, we pay so little attention to most of what is right before us that we are sleepwalkers in our own lives.

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"Alexandra Horowitz's new book is as wonderful as her first. "Inside of a Dog" helped us to imagine the worlds of our beagles, collies, greyhounds and mutts. "On Looking" teaches us that the world is Read more...

 
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