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Author Sousanis, Nick.

Title Unflattening / Nick Sousanis.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  153.7 So85u 2015    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Description 193 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-189).
Contents Flatness -- Flatland -- The importance of seeing double and then some -- The shape of our thoughts -- Our bodies in motion -- The fifth dimension -- Ruts -- Strings attached -- Vectors -- Awaking.
Summary "The primacy of words over images has deep roots in Western culture. But what if the two are inextricably linked, equal partners in meaning-making? Written and drawn entirely as comics, Unflattening is an experiment in visual thinking. Nick Sousanis defies conventional forms of scholarly discourse to offer readers both a stunning work of graphic art and a serious inquiry into the ways humans construct knowledge. 'Unflattening' is an insurrection against the fixed viewpoint. Weaving together diverse ways of seeing drawn from science, philosophy, art, literature, and mythology, it uses the collage-like capacity of comics to show that perception is always an active process of incorporating and reevaluating different vantage points. While its vibrant, constantly morphing images occasionally serve as illustrations of text, they more often connect in nonlinear fashion to other visual references throughout the book. They become allusions, allegories, and motifs, pitting realism against abstraction and making us aware that more meets the eye than is presented on the page."
Subject Visual perception -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Knowledge, Theory of -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Imagery (Psychology) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Communication -- Methodology -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Communication -- Methodology. (OCoLC)fst00869976
Graphic novels. (OCoLC)fst00946656
Imagery (Psychology) (OCoLC)fst00967541
Knowledge, Theory of. (OCoLC)fst00988194
Visual perception. (OCoLC)fst01168049
Genre/Form Graphic novels -- United States.
Comic books, strips, etc. (OCoLC)fst01423722
Graphic novels. (OCoLC)fst01726630
Graphic novels.
ISBN 9780674744431 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0674744438 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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