The Resource Unflattening, Nick Sousanis

Unflattening, Nick Sousanis

Label
Unflattening
Title
Unflattening
Statement of responsibility
Nick Sousanis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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."--Amazon.com
Summary
In graphic format, explores the role of perception in examining different points of view and the ways in which images and words interact in the construction of human knowledge
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10424119
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sousanis, Nick
Dewey number
153.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • comics graphic novels
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Visual perception
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Imagery (Psychology)
  • Communication
  • Graphic novels
  • Communication
  • Graphic novels
  • Imagery (Psychology)
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Visual perception
Target audience
adult
Label
Unflattening, Nick Sousanis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-189)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn893709203
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9780674744431
Lccn
2014042019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893709203
Label
Unflattening, Nick Sousanis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-189)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn893709203
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9780674744431
Lccn
2014042019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893709203

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