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Lines: A Brief History

Lines: A Brief History

by Tim Ingold
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415424267

ISBN-13: 9780415424264

Pub. Date: 06/22/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This is the first book to explore the production and significance of lines. As walking, talking, gesticulating creatures, human beings generate lines wherever they go: here, Tim Ingold lays the foundations for an anthropological archaeology of the line. He investigates:

  • speech and song in the cultures of Papua New Guinea, the Navaho and Meso

Overview

This is the first book to explore the production and significance of lines. As walking, talking, gesticulating creatures, human beings generate lines wherever they go: here, Tim Ingold lays the foundations for an anthropological archaeology of the line. He investigates:

  • speech and song in the cultures of Papua New Guinea, the Navaho and Meso America
  • paths, trails and maps
  • drawing, writing and calligraphy
  • the modern and postmodern world.

Written by a leading expert in the field and including over seventy illustrations, this text offers a radically different approach to anthropological and archaeological studies, taking us on a journey which will change the way we look at the world and how we move within it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415424264
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/22/2007
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Language, Music and Notation 2. Traces, Threads and Surfaces 3. Up, Across and Along 4. Drawing, Writing and Calligraphy 5. How the Line Became Straight Epilogue Bibliography

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