The Object Stares Back

On the Nature of Seeing

By James Elkins
(Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780156004978, 272pp.)

Publication Date: July 1997

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In this “remarkable tour de force” (Publishers Weekly)-a “ceaselessly thought-provoking book” (Kirkus Reviews)-art historian James Elkins marshals psychology, philosophy, science, and art history to show how seeing alters the thing seen and transforms the seer. Black-and-white photographs.

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