Lines: A Brief History #2020

Lines: A Brief History By Tim Ingold Lines A Brief History What do walking weaving observing storytelling singing drawing and writing have in common The answer is that they all proceed along lines In this extraordinary book Tim Ingold imagines a world in
  • Title: Lines: A Brief History
  • Author: Tim Ingold
  • ISBN: 9780415424271
  • Page: 315
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lines: A Brief History By Tim Ingold
    Lines: A Brief History By Tim Ingold What do walking, weaving, observing, storytelling, singing, drawing and writing have in common The 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 theWhat do walking, weaving, observing, storytelling, singing, drawing and writing have in common The 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 line.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.Setting 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 point to point connectors before becoming straight, only to be ruptured and fragmented by the postmodern world.Drawing 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 it.
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    • Tim Ingold

      Tim Ingold born 1948 is a British social anthropologist, currently Chair of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen He was educated at Leighton Park School and Cambridge University He is a fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh His bibliography includes The Perception of the Environment Essays in Livelihood, Dwelling and Skill, Routledge, 2000, which is a collection of essays, some of which had been published earlier.

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    • In Lines Tim Ingold retraces the contours of a momentous techno cultural evolution by investigating the status and role of an element that is so pervasive in our lifeworld that it becomes invisible lines and surfaces This evolution can be described as a movement from a topian, circuitous line of wayfaring to the utopian, straight line of modernity to the dystopian, fragmented line of postmodernity quoting K Olwig From this central premise, Ingold spins an argument that goes in different directio [...]



    • Thus the anatomical gaze, not unlike that of the shaman, resolves bodily surfaces into their constituent threads But whereas the shaman heals by dropping lines into the body, the Western surgeon proceeds in the opposite direction, stitching up the lines he already finds within the body and whose ruptures are the cause of the malaise, so as to reconstitute the surfaces of the whole.


    • A very interesting read, Tim Ingold does as he states right at the beginning the scope is so wide that he can only compile an overview I wished sometimes to get in depth information on specific views and thematic.


    • The idea of wayfaring is fine There are some interesting moments, but for the most part, this book dragged If he could use a page instead of a sentence, he did so Too much time spent on his Lines and not enough getting to the point.



    • Just realised I never reviewed this Lines was suggested to me by my professor when I was back in university Despina Catapoti Ingold has a way with innovative writing about anthropology, culture and human affairs and this was one of those books I like it when writers look for ways to connect fields that had never been connected previously Music, writing, threads which are added, whereas tracks are subtracted , constellations, maps Enjoyable and intelligent.


    • I think this is a text best read in conjunction with Carey s Communication as Culture, Revised Edition Essays on Media and Society, but it s still an enjoyable read.




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