On seeing: things seen, unseen, and obscene
Sight is almost unanimously regarded as the sense most vital to our day-to-day survival and awareness of the world around us. It is also the sense that dominates our subconscious and our dreams, and from the earliest efforts in the arts, painters and sculptors have explored the boundaries between these two states. In this elegantly written and probing examination of vision, award-winning author F. Gonzalez-Crussi explores the breadth of fascinating phenomena associated with seeing.
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Review: On Seeing: Things Seen, Unseen and ObsceneUser Review - Will Byrnes - Goodreads
I had thought this would be a book on how the eye works, but it turned out be much more about what it is the eye is drawn to. This included an array of the usual subjects, like sexual imagery, death ... Read full review
Review: On Seeing: Things Seen, Unseen and ObsceneUser Review - Goodreads
This book was hilarious. It was compromised of short vignettes which all focused on either vision or our perception of vision. Most of the references were things I've never heard of, but it didn't really matter because the author describes them well. I would recommend this book.
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