The Object Stares Back

The Object Stares Back Cover

The Object Stares Back

On the Nature of Seeing

By James Elkins

Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780156004978, 272pp.

Publication Date: July 15, 1997

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.