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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Description
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.



About the Author
James Elkins is E. C. Chadbourne Professor in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He coedited the first two volumes in the series, Art and Globalization (Penn State, 2010) and What Is an Image? (Penn State, 2011), and edited the third, What Do Artists Know? (Penn State, 2012).
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