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The Resource What we see when we read : a phenomenology ; with illustrations, Peter Mendelsund

What we see when we read : a phenomenology ; with illustrations, Peter Mendelsund

Label
What we see when we read : a phenomenology ; with illustrations
Title
What we see when we read
Title remainder
a phenomenology ; with illustrations
Statement of responsibility
Peter Mendelsund
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A gorgeously unique, fully illustrated exploration into the phenomenology of reading--how we visualize images from reading works of literature, from one of our very best book jacket designers, himself a passionate reader. What do we see when we read? Did Tolstoy really describe Anna Karenina? Did Melville ever really tell us what, exactly, Ishmael looked like? The collection of fragmented images on a page--a graceful ear there, a stray curl, a hat positioned just so--and other clues and signifiers helps us to create an image of a character. But in fact our sense that we know a character intimately has little to do with our ability to concretely picture our beloved--or reviled--literary figures. In this remarkable work of nonfiction, Knopf's Associate Art Director Peter Mendelsund combines his profession, as an award-winning designer; his first career, as a classically trained pianist; and his first love, literature--he considers himself first and foremost as a reader--into what is sure to be one of the most provocative and unusual investigations into how we understand the act of reading"--
  • "An illustrated exploration into the phenomenology of reading"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
028/.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z1003
LC item number
.M545 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Label
What we see when we read : a phenomenology ; with illustrations, Peter Mendelsund
Link
9780804171632.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1561183
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
xix, 419 pages
Isbn
9780804171632
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014007896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1561183
  • (Sirsi) 1561183
  • (OCoLC)879467922
Label
What we see when we read : a phenomenology ; with illustrations, Peter Mendelsund
Link
9780804171632.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1561183
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
xix, 419 pages
Isbn
9780804171632
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014007896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1561183
  • (Sirsi) 1561183
  • (OCoLC)879467922

Library Locations

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      42.6118166 -70.8797517
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