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Seeing things : deepening relations with visual artefacts

Author: Stephen Pattison
Publisher: London : SCM Press, 2007.
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"The author of this book is arguing that the range of things we choose to see and value is arbitrary and limited and the ways in which we relate to things and objects are mostly crude and un-nuanced. It is also argued here that it is desirable to consider more person-like relationships with all manner of visibly perceived objects, from classical sculptures to tennis rackets. If we begin to apply this person-like  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pattison, Stephen.
Seeing things.
London : SCM Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608511153
Online version:
Pattison, Stephen.
Seeing things.
London : SCM Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608565787
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Pattison
ISBN: 9780334041498 033404149X
OCLC Number: 195626127
Notes: "This book was the basis for the Gifford lectures, delivered in the University of Aberdeen in 2007," p. ix.
Description: xi, 292 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Catching sight : vision, sight and visuality --
2. Touching sight : rediscovering haptic vision --
3. What is an image? --
4. Obstacles to taking images and visual artefacts seriously --
5. Relating to visual artefacts 1 : antecedent and contextual factors --
6. Relating to visual artefacts 2 : factors inherent in objects --
7. The matter of visual objects --
8. Communicating with visual artefacts --
9. Deepening personlike relationships with visual artefacts --
10. Loving artefacts--approaches and practicalities --
11. Touching God : Christians and relationships with visible artefacts.
Other Titles: Deepening relations with visual artefacts
Responsibility: Stephen Pattison.

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Advances an ethical and theoretical approach to meaningful relations with humble objects. This book synthesizes theories and thought from different disciplines on the nature of sight, perception and  Read more...

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