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How to use your eyes

Author: James Elkins
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Elkins writes with the practiced eye of a painter and art historian on how we look at things: grass, the night sky, cracks in the sidewalk, a shoulder and complicated things such as mandalas, the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Elkins
ISBN: 0415922542 9780415922548
OCLC Number: 769493895
Description: xi, 258 p. : il., láms., fot. (algunas color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Contents: Preface; Human Artifacts; 1. How to look at a postage stamp; 2. How to look at a culvert; 3. How to look at an oil painting; 4. How to look at pavement; 5. How to look at an X-ray; 6. How to look at Linear B: 7. How to look at Chinese script; 8. How to look at hieroglyphs; 9. How to look at Egyptian scarabs; 10. How to look at an engineering drawing; 11. How to look at a rebus; 12. How to look at mandalas; 13. How to look at perspective pictures; 14. How to look at an alchemical emblem; 15. How to look at special effects; 16. How to look at the periodic table; 17. How to look at a map; Natural History; 18. How to look at a shoulder; 19. How to look at a face; 20. How to look at a fingerprint; 21. How to look at grass; 22. How to look at a twig; 23. How to look at sand; 24. How to look at moths' wings; 25; How to look at halos; 26. How to look at sunsets; 27. How to look at color; 28. How to look at the night; 29. How to look at mirages; 30. How to look at a crystal; 31. How to look at the inside of your eye; 32. How to look at nothing; Postscript: How do we look to a scallop?; List of plates; Index
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