As Far as the Eye can See : A History of Seeing
- Format:Hardback,304 pages, 16 Plates, color; 32 Illustrations, black and white
- Publisher:The History Press Ltd
- Imprint:The History Press Ltd
- Published:13 Sep 2019
- Classifications:Social & cultural history,
- General (US: Trade)
- Dimensions:164 x 243 x 25 (mm)
- Pub. Country:United Kingdom
- For sale in:Greece,
- United Kingdom,
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Artificial light, art, mirrors, writing, lenses, printing, photography, film, television, smartphones – these tools didn’t just add to our visual repertoire, they shaped cultures around the world and made us who we are. Drawing on sources from anthropology to zoology, neuroscience to Netflix, As Far As the Eye Can See traces the history of seeing from the first evolutionary stirrings of sight and discovers that each time we changed how or what we see, we changed ourselves and the world around us. Along the way, it finds, sight slowly eclipsed our other senses.
Are we now at ‘peak seeing’, the author asks. Can our eyes keep up with technology?Have we gone as far as the eye can see?