How to Use Your Eyes

How to Use Your Eyes

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James Elkins's How to Use Your Eyes invites us to look at--and maybe to see for the first time--the world around us, with breathtaking results. Here are the common artifacts of life, often misunderstood and largely ignored, brought into striking focus. With the discerning eye of a painter and the zeal of a detective, Elkins explores complicated things like mandalas, the periodic table, or a hieroglyph, remaking the world into a treasure box of observations--eccentric, ordinary, marvelous.postage stamp suddenly begins to speak about its time and place, and the thoughts of the person who designed it. ... Many people know how to tell an elm from a maple or an oak, but fewer can do that in the wintertime, so I have included a ... (The chapter on fingerprints will tell you how, following the official FBI manual.)anbsp;...


Title:How to Use Your Eyes
Author: James Elkins
Publisher:Routledge - 2007-08-20
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