The Object Stares Back: On the Nature of Seeing (Paperback)

On the Nature of Seeing

By James Elkins

Mariner Books, 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.