Lines : A Brief History
Ingold's argument leads us through the music of Ancient Greece and contemporary Japan, Siberian labyrinths and Roman roads, Chinese calligraphy and the printed alphabet, weaving a path between antiquity and the present. Drawing on a multitude of disciplines including archaeology, classical studies, art history, linguistics, psychology, musicology, philosophy and many others, and including more than seventy illustrations, this book takes us on an exhilarating intellectual journey that will change the way we look at the world and how we go about in it.
This Routledge Classics edition includes a new preface by the author.
- Paperback | 190 pages
- 140 x 216 x 11.18mm | 260g
- 11 Apr 2016
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
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13 Jul 2002
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Cambridge Archaeological Journal
'The author's ambition, to take a virgin piece of interdisciplinary territory and "write on it a bit", has been fascinatingly achieved.'
Steven Poole, The Guardian
"As alluded to in the quote on the book's cover, it is difficult to see the world the same way after reading this book. And that may be the larger meaning to take away: as Ingold (Univ. of Aberdeen) shows, earlier conceptions of speech and writing were intimately interconnected with movement, and as wayfarers journey through the world, neither they nor the book's reader are the same as when they started... Highly recommended."
M. Ebert, CHOICE, April 2008 Vol. 45
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