How to Use Your Eyes
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing
Almost what I'm looking for. Each short essay was interesting in its own right - but *for me* it would have been better if the bits I was especially interested in were expanded. I suck at crystals, x ... Read full review
How to use your eyesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
In that fascinating zone where creative imagination and scientific observation meet, Elkins (What Painting Is) shines a conceptual flashlight, aiming to illuminate in 32 short chapters a fraction of ... Read full review