Looking can be an act of empathy or aggression. It can provoke desire or express it. And from the blurry, edgeless world we inhabit as infants to the landscape of screens we grow into, looking can define us.
In The Story of Looking, filmmaker and writer Mark Cousins takes us on a lightning-bright tour - in words and images - through how our looking selves develop over the course of a lifetime, and the ways that looking has changed through the centuries. From great works of art to tourist photographs, from cityscapes to cinema, through science and protest, propaganda and refusals to look, the false mirrors and great visionaries of looking, this book illuminates how we construct as well as receive the things we see.
Brilliant and eclectic, The Story of Looking is a photo album and an art gallery, a road movie and a visual grammar: once you've read it, you'll never see things the same way again.
Measures 22.9 x 17.8 cm.
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With classic symbols from the great protest movements of the twentieth century, as well as new images reflecting contemporary concerns such as the environment and the economy, anyone can use this book to create unique and powerful protest graphics. The 46 die-cut stencils, plus a bespoke typeface,...
A Modernist icon, Le Corbusier's buildings and theories have influenced structures across the world. Using the art of kirigami (cutting and folding) ten of his most important works are yours to re-create at home. Each pull-out template includes step-by-step instructions, alongside a photo of the...
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