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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sousanis, Nick
Dewey number
153.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF241
LC item number
.S645 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • comics graphic novels
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
  • Comic
  • Kognition
  • Philosophie
  • Visuelle Wahrnehmung
  • Erkenntnistheorie
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
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
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
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9780674744431
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014042019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)893709203
  • (OCoLC)ocn893709203
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
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
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
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9780674744431
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014042019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)893709203
  • (OCoLC)ocn893709203

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