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The Object Stares Back

On the Nature of Seeing
Elkins, James, 1955- (Book - 1996 )
The Object Stares Back


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Houghton
In this “remarkable tour de force” (Publishers Weekly)-a “ceaselessly thought-provoking book” (Kirkus Reviews)-art historian James Elkins marshals psychology, philosophy, science, and art history to show how seeing alters the thing seen and transforms the seer. Black-and-white photographs.


Baker & Taylor
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

Harcourt Publishing
In this “remarkable tour de force” (Publishers Weekly)-a “ceaselessly thought-provoking book” (Kirkus Reviews)-art historian James Elkins marshals psychology, philosophy, science, and art history to show how seeing alters the thing seen and transforms the seer. Black-and-white photographs.


Authors: Elkins, James, 1955-
Statement of Responsibility: James Elkins
Title: The object stares back
on the nature of seeing
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, c1996
Characteristics: 271 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.
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