I just finished reading the object stares back on the nature of seeing by james elkins its a very interesting bit of philosophical work about eyes and vision i really enjoyed it i am very happy i stumbled across it at that book sale at the oglethorpe library. The object stares back on the nature of seeing responsibility james elkins imprint new york simon schuster c1996 physical description 271 p ill 24 cm available online at the library sal3 off campus storage stacks request opens in new tab items in stacks. Seeing alters the thing that is seen and transforms the seer writes elkins an art historian with chicagos school of the art institute elkins further argues that seeing is irrational inconsistent and undependable he uses examples from art and photography to illustrate the nature of vision and its failures. Search tips phrase searching you can use double quotes to search for a series of words in a particular order for example world war ii with quotes will give more precise results than world war ii without quotes wildcard searching if you want to search for multiple variations of a word you can substitute a special symbol called a wildcard for one or more letters
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