Lines : a brief history (Book, 2007) []
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Lines : a brief history

Lines : a brief history

Author: Tim Ingold
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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
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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`Lines - a profound, rich and fascinating meditation on the multiple meanings interwoven within that simple word: from forest tracks to genealogies, from the acts of writing to patterned house Read more...

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