The Life of Lines
Routledge, Mar 27, 2015 - Social Science - 184 pages
To live, every being must put out a line, and in life these lines tangle with one another. This book is a study of the life of lines. Following on from Tim Ingold's groundbreaking work Lines: A Brief History, it offers a wholly original series of meditations on life, ground, weather, walking, imagination and what it means to be human.
This compelling volume brings our thinking about the material world refreshingly back to life. While anchored in anthropology, the book ranges widely over an interdisciplinary terrain that includes philosophy, geography, sociology, art and architecture.
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Octopuses and anemones
A world without objects
Materials gesture sense and sentiment
Of knots and joints
Ballooning in smooth space
Seeing with sunbeams
Line and colour
Line and sound
The mountain and the skyscraper
Footprints along the path
To human is a verb
The maze and the labyrinth
Education and attention
Submission leads mastery follows
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