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Seeing Things: Deepening Relations with Visual Artefacts

Deepening Relations with Visual Artefacts

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Publisher:
SCM Press
Publication Date:
11/27/2007
ISBN:
9780334041498
Pages:
314
Product Type:
Paper
Gifford Lectures series, 2007 Seeing Things is a highly original book that will have appeal across humanity departments including visual studies, theology, art history, sociology, anthropology and ethics. The book considers in detail, the experience of perceiving visual objects, from high art to everyday artefacts. It looks in particular at the problems encountered with the ways we in Western culture look upon the world and things, and encourages and argues for ways to look and visualise the world more critically, broadly and widely. Sight is one of the main ways we perceive and relate to the world, and yet it is mostly assumed rather than actively reflected on. Objects designated as art and the realm of aesthetics attract some active attention and reflection, but most of the visible world is ignored in the context of what Pattison describes as our æordinary blindnessÆ. The book argues that the range of things we choose to see and value is arbitrary and limited and the ways in which we relate to things and objects are mo
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