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Lines: A Brief History

Lines: A Brief History

by Tim Ingold

Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415424271
Pages: 200
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 5 Mb
Date posting: 2020-09-24
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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 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, with the dawn of the modern era, the moving line was gradually transformed into a static point-to-point connector, only to be fragmented by the dislocations of postmodernity. Drawing on a spectrum of disciplines including anthropology, archaeology, classical studies, art history, linguistics, psychology, musicology and philosophy, and with 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. About the Author: Tim Ingold is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen Read More Show Less