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Unflattening, Nick Sousanis

Label
Unflattening
Title
Unflattening
Statement of responsibility
Nick Sousanis
Creator
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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. In its graphic innovations and restless shape-shifting, Unflattening is meant to counteract the type of narrow, rigid thinking that Sousanis calls "flatness." Just as the two-dimensional inhabitants of Edwin A. Abbott's novella Flatland could not fathom the concept of "upwards, " Sousanis says, we are often unable to see past the boundaries of our current frame of mind. Fusing words and images to produce new forms of knowledge, Unflattening teaches us how to access modes of understanding beyond what we normally apprehend.--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sousanis, Nick
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Visual perception
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Imagery (Psychology)
  • Communication
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
1. Flatness Interlude: Flatland 2. The Importance of Seeing Double and Then Some 3. The Shape of Our Thoughts 4. Our Bodies in Motion 5. The Fifth Dimension 6. Ruts Interlude: Strings Attached 7. Vectors 8. Awaking Notes Bibliography Acknowledgments Early Sketches
Control code
FIEb17699551
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9780674744431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly 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
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Flatness Interlude: Flatland 2. The Importance of Seeing Double and Then Some 3. The Shape of Our Thoughts 4. Our Bodies in Motion 5. The Fifth Dimension 6. Ruts Interlude: Strings Attached 7. Vectors 8. Awaking Notes Bibliography Acknowledgments Early Sketches
Control code
FIEb17699551
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9780674744431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893709203

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