How to Use Your Eyes

Front Cover
Taylor & Francis, Aug 20, 2007 - Art - 272 pages
6 Reviews
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.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: How to Use Your Eyes

User Review  - Harry Red - Goodreads

So-called 'vision' is highly relevant in every important decision we make. Not having clear vision - or having the same vision as everybody else - thus means you run the risk of making sub-optimal or ... Read full review

Review: How to Use Your Eyes

User Review  - Sigrun Hodne - Goodreads

A beautiful book, eye-opening ... Read full review

References to this book

About the author (2007)

James Elkins is Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is the author of What Painting Is (1998) and Why Are Our Pictures Puzzles? (1999), both published by Routledge.

Bibliographic information