How to Use Your Eyes

Recommended by Alexandra Horowitz, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #8 in Ophthalmology

James Elkins's How to Use Your Eyes invites us to look at--and maybe to see for the first time--the world around us, with breathtaking results. Here are the common artifacts of life, often misunderstood and largely ignored, brought into striking focus. With the discerning eye of a painter and the zeal of a detective, Elkins explores complicated things like mandalas, the periodic table, or a hieroglyph, remaking the world into a treasure box of observations--eccentric, ordinary, marvelous. less

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Alexandra Horowitz I love the idea that you can look at something so familiar that you have never really examined, and see this additional dimension. (Source)

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