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VISION IN MOTION: STREAMS OF SENSATION AND CONFIGURATIONS OF TIME. Ed. by Michael F. Zimmermann. diaphanes, Zurich, 2016. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 656 pp. with 181 ills. (60 col.). 25 x 17 cm. ISBN 9783037345221 In English.
Publisher's description: Vision is not just a simple recognition of what passes through our field of sight, the reflection and observation of light and shape. Even before Freud posited dreams as a way of "seeing" even as we sleep, the writings of philosophers, artists, and scientists from Goethe to Cezanne have argued that to understand vision as a mere mirroring of the outside world is to overlook a more important cognitive act of seeing that is dependent on time. Bringing together a renowned international group of contributors, Vision in Motion explores one of the most vexing problems in the study of vision and cognition: To make sense of the sensations we experience when we see something, we must configure many moments into a synchronous image. This volume offers a critical reexamination of seeing that restores a concept of "vision in motion" that avoids reducing the sensations we experience to narrative chronological sequencing. The contributors draw on Hume, Bergson, and Deleuze, among others, to establish a nuanced idea of how we perceive.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods — Several Media, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 164921
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