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The object stares back : on the nature of seeing

Author: James Elkins
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace, 1997.
Series: Harvest book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvest edView all editions and formats
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A study on how our eyes function with our brains examines the irrational elements of physical sight and concludes that human seeing transforms both the viewer and the object being viewed.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Elkins
ISBN: 0156004976 9780156004978
OCLC Number: 36949671
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 271 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: "Just looking" --
The object stares back --
Looking away, and seeing too much --
Seeing bodies --
What is a face? --
Blindness --
Envoi.
Series Title: Harvest book.
Responsibility: James Elkins.
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This arresting, provocative book on how we see--reminiscent of Diane Ackerman's A Natural History of the Senses--mixes science, philosophy, psychology, and art history, and offers startling,  Read more...

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