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READ & DOWNLOAD ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü Tim Ingold FREE READ Ã Lines A Brief History Tim Ingold Ü 0 FREE READ Point to point connectors before becoming straight only to be ruptured and fragmented by the postmodern worldDrawing on a multitude of disciplines including archaeology classical studies art history linguistics psychology musicology philosophy and many others and including 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 A thought provoking book It never occurred to me that lines are so ubiuitous The author gives a profound account of what is constituted as lines thread trace crack crevice and so on including imaginary lines we are continually creating but often blind to their existence Also how the stories of lines are recounted in relation to writing drawing storytelling plotting to say the least is so captivating I wonder if the idea of lines in other Asian societies would run in the same direction although he gave an example of Chinese calligraphy Whether there is a universal idea of lines is worth giving a though to

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Lines A Brief History

READ & DOWNLOAD ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü Tim Ingold FREE READ Ã Lines A Brief History Tim Ingold Ü 0 FREE READ What do walking weaving observing storytelling singing drawing and writing have in commonThe answer is that they all proceed along lines In this extraordinary book Tim Ingold imagines a world in which everyone and everything consists of interwoven or interconnected lines and lays the foundations for a completely new discipline the anthropological archaeology of the lineIngold's argument leads us through the music of Ancient G I have to admit that initially I had some problems with Ingold s approach this is obviously not a history of the line as the subtitle suggests And his approach is so fragmentary and loose that I got lost a bit in his detailed analyses of musical notation the techniue of writing and printing and the design of genealogical family trees etc What also always bothers me in the work of anthropologists is the antagonism they at all costs want to prove between Western modernity and traditional cultures with usually a very negative undertone regarding modernity Also Ingold follows that line a bit at times I even had the impression that I was reading a downright anti modernist manifesto He often puts straight lines connecting points moving from one point to another displaying evolutionary developments in line structures etc on 1 line pun intended with rationalistic reductionism read straightness and confronts them with the looser forms of gesture singing wandering in traditional societies and suggesting that is a much richer way of approaching reality As befits an anthropologist he obviously illustrates this with examples of traditional peoples but he also cites evidence from Western antiuity and the Middle Ages and that is strange For example handwriting is compared to printing and machine computer writing as a completely different mental processMind you of course it is a different mental process but it seems to me that the historical reality is a lot nuanced in our modernist approach many traditionalistic elements are included Moreover this modernist straight line rationalistic approach is not by definition negative she made possible a scientific technological approach that has made our world a whole lot livable with of course also important reverse sidesNow don t misunderstand me this is a really interesting book Ingold s musings about lines and their influence on the way we look at reality are indeed relevant And he is honest enough to bring on some nuances But he also refuses to draw conclusions deliberately so Lines are open ended and it is this open endedness of lives relationships histories and processes of thought that I have wanted to celebrate I hope that in doing so I have left plentiful loose ends for others to follow and to take in any ways they wish Far from seeking closure my aim has been to prise an opening This is an enticing invitation but it left me a bit unsatisfied Maybe I should also try his next works

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READ & DOWNLOAD ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü Tim Ingold FREE READ Ã Lines A Brief History Tim Ingold Ü 0 FREE READ Reece and contemporary Japan Siberian labyrinths and Roman roads Chinese calligraphy and the printed alphabet weaving a path between antiuity and the presentSetting out from a puzzle about the relation between speech and song Ingold considers how two kinds of line threads and traces can turn into one another as surfaces form or dissolve He reveals how our perception of lines has changed over time with modernity converting to In this book Tim Ingold examines line making in the fields of drawing storytelling weaving observing and writing Lines can be threads in space or traces on a surface and are the fundamental ingredient of the lived world to the extent that the study of peoples and things amounts to the study of lines The lines in uestion are emphatically not the abstracted straight lines of Euclidean geometry the line seen on a map or the straight line as seen in much modernist art and architecture It is the fluid improvised gestural and felt line made by people and things as they live in the world The logic of inversion uses lines to contain and separate dictate what is in and what is out define order and measure and each step in that procedure sueezes the life out of whatever it is attempting to study A conventional map reduces a landscape to a surface over which one can be transported It contains no people no lifeIngold wants to put the rhythm of life back into anthropology by taking on the style of the wayfarer rather than specimen collector This involves seeing our contact with the landscape as valuable and real and one worth revisiting Much Western travelling and knowledge is imbued with the notion of discovery Finding something or somewhere for the first time and perhaps naming it whereas in Ingold s version we are less destination focussed and understand and feel ourselves to be an integral part of the journey and almost always travelling in the footsteps of others in whose stories we share Indeed the path itself is made by walking and is itself a trace gestured into the landscape by many pairs of feet We are often unconscious heirs of a separated way of thinking Ingold examines instances of the inherent pre printing parity of the visual and verbal How pictures spoke to the readers of medieval manuscripts and how the vellum was like a landscape to walk in and experience rather than our printed page He asks the very good uestions How is it the word became silent and how did music lose its verbal aspect so indivisible in many cultures and times Reminding us that many things we take to be separate are in fact intimately bound is a central part of Ingold s re configuring of the way we see the world He would not see this as the imposition of a way of thinking that explains the world but rather an acknowledgement that this is how the world isAgain movement is seen as a primary element in perception and cognition so that we see along a path of perception rather than a single still point of view and our knowledge of our surroundings comes from our moving through them In fact our movement and the lines we leave and follow are so bound up with us that the traveller and their lines can be said to be one and the same thing The story of this journey does not tell of objects or things discovered but rather different topics which are in themselves further bundles and entanglements of lines Just as we are euivalent to our lines so the story walks just like a human or animalDrawing is a sophisticated form of line making One in which our mistakes are recorded in a workmanship of risk that is gestural and revealing Even in conventional drawing the goal is not to produce a likeness of whatever we are drawing but to reproduce the rhythm and movements of the world of which it is partAnother erudite practical clear and stimulating book from Tim Ingold A really helpful and inspiring book for those who know that tick boxes and bean counting should really not be running the world

  • Paperback
  • 186
  • Lines A Brief History
  • Tim Ingold
  • English
  • 06 February 2018
  • 9780415424271