pickabook books with huge discounts for everyone pickabook books with huge discounts for everyone
     
Email: Subscribe to news & offers:
Need assistance? Log In/Register


Item Details
Title: THE STORY OF LOOKING
By: Mark Cousins
Format: Hardback

List price: £25.00
Our price: £18.25
Discount:
27% off
You save: £6.75
ISBN 10: 1782119116
ISBN 13: 9781782119111
Availability: Usually dispatched within 1-2 days.
 Delivery rates
Stock: Currently 10 available
Publisher: CANONGATE BOOKS LTD
Pub. date: 19 October, 2017
Edition: Main
Pages: 432
Description: An investigation into the elements of looking, combining art and science and painting a portrait of our culture, by critically-acclaimed writer and filmmaker Mark Cousins
Synopsis: Looking can be an act of empathy or aggression. It can provoke desire or express it. And from the blurry, edgeless world we inhabit as infants to the landscape of screens we grow into, looking can define us.In The Story of Looking, filmmaker and writer Mark Cousins takes us on a lightning-bright tour - in words and images - through how our looking selves develop over the course of a lifetime, and the ways that looking has changed through the centuries. From great works of art to tourist photographs, from cityscapes to cinema, through science and protest, propaganda and refusals to look, the false mirrors and great visionaries of looking, this book illuminates how we construct as well as receive the things we see.Brilliant and eclectic, The Story of Looking is a photo album and an art gallery, a road movie and a visual grammar: once you've read it, you'll never see things the same way again.
Illustrations: full colour
Publication: UK
Imprint: Canongate Books Ltd
Returns: Returnable
Some other items by this author:
ABLETON LIVE 8
ARCHITECTURE AND PROPERTY (PB)
ARCHITECTURE, EXPERIENCE AND THOUGHT (PB)
CERITH WYN EVANS (PB)
CORPORATE FIELDS (HB)
IMAGINING REALITY
IMAGINING REALITY (PB)
LOGIC PRO
LOGIC PRO 8
LOGIC PRO 8
LOGIC PRO 8
LOGIC PRO 9
LOGIC PRO 9
LOGIC PRO 9
LOGIC PRO 9
LOGIC PRO 9
LOGIC PRO 9
LOGIC PRO 9 (PB)
LOGIC PRO 9 (PB)
LOGIC PRO X
LOGIC PRO X
LOGIC PRO X
LOGIC PRO X (PB)
MELISSA MOORE (HB)
MOBILE DESIRES (HB)
POLO BOUND FOR THE PASSAIC (PB)
PRACTICAL MASTERING
PRACTICAL MASTERING
PRACTICAL MASTERING
PRACTICAL MASTERING
PRACTICAL MASTERING (HB)
PRACTICAL MASTERING (PB)
REFERENCE BOOK (HB)
SCENE BY SCENE (PB)
STORY OF LOOKING (PB)
THE STORY OF FILM
THE STORY OF FILM (HB)
THE STORY OF LOOKING
TONY FRETTON (PB)
WIDESCREEN - WATCHING REAL PEOPLE ELSEWHERE (HB)
WIDESCREEN - WATCHING REAL PEOPLE ELSEWHERE (PB)

CUSTOMERS WHO PURCHASED THIS ITEM ALSO BOUGHT
Murder on the Orient Express (Paperback)
By: Agatha Christie
more details
Forgotten Voices Of The Second World War (Paperback)
By: Max Arthur
more details
Artemis (Hardback)
By: Andy Weir
more details
TOP SELLERS IN THIS CATEGORY
Ways of Seeing (Paperback)
By: John Berger
Penguin Books Ltd
Our Price : £6.56
more details
Art as Therapy (Paperback)
By: Alain Botton, John Armstrong
Phaidon Press Ltd
Our Price : £7.99
more details
Playing to the Gallery (Paperback)
By: Grayson Perry
Penguin Books Ltd
Our Price : £5.83
more details
Beauty: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)
By: Roger Scruton
Oxford University Press
Our Price : £5.83
more details
How to Write About Contemporary Art (Paperback)
By: Gilda Williams
Thames & Hudson Ltd
Our Price : £9.45
more details
BROWSE FOR BOOKS IN RELATED CATEGORIES
 THE ARTS
 the arts: general issues
 theory of art


Information provided by www.pickabook.co.uk
SHOPPING BASKET
  
Your basket is empty
  Total Items: 0
 

36% Off Oxford Best Sellers
To the Edge of the World
By: JULIA GREEN
A beautifully written tale of courage, friendship, and survival. Jamie had thought that if he could just reach the boat then he could convince Mara to stay, but now he was onboard and along for the ride. There was no going back, they were in this together - sailing to the islands at the edge of the world.
add to basket

Cambridge English Lit Promotion
Romeo and Juliet
By: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, ROBERT SMITH (EDITOR), REX GIBSON (EDIT...
An improved, larger-format edition of the Cambridge School Shakespeare plays, extensively rewritten, expanded and produced in an attractive new design.
add to basket

Oxford Textbook Promotion
Oxford Playscripts: Frankenstein
By: MARY SHELLEY
Presents the famous story of a young man who thinks he can change the world by making better human beings. Instead he creates a living monster with a mind of its own. This book contains activities designed to support the KS3 Framework for Teaching English and help students to meet the Framework objectives.
add to basket

Bucks Book Award List at 30%
Birthday Boy
By: DAVID BADDIEL
A hilarious rollercoaster ride of pure entertainment for 9+ readers everywhere, Birthday Boy is the new Baddiel Blockbuster: featuring David's inimitable and award-winning combination of wish-fulfilment, heart and hilarity, all brought to life by regular collaborator Jim Field's witty, stylish illustrations. What if it was every day? This is the story of Sam Green, who really, really, really loves birthdays. He loves the special breakfasts in bed. The presents. The themed parties. Blowing out the candles on his cake. Everything. He is so excited about his 11th birthday, in fact, that he wishes it was his birthday every day. So, at first, it's quite exciting when his birthday happens again the next morning. And again. And again. And again... But it's not long before things start to go wrong. Soon, disaster strikes, threatening something Sam loves even more than birthdays. Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for
add to basket

Up to 35% off New Titles
The Meltdown Diary of a Wimpy Kid
By: JEFF KINNEY
The 13th hilarious book in Jeff Kinney's bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. When snow shuts down Greg Heffley's middle school, his neighbourhood transforms into a wintry battlefield. Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and stage epic snowball fights. And in the crosshairs are Greg and his trusty best friend, Rowley Jefferson. It's a fight for survival as Greg and Rowley navigate alliances, betrayals, and warring gangs in a neighbourhood meltdown. When the snow clears, will Greg and Rowley emerge as heroes? Or will they even survive to see another day?With millions of books sold around the world in 65 editions and 56 languages, Wimpy Kid has turned millions of kids into readers.
add to basket

Concorde Award Shorlisted
Explorer
By: KATHERINE RUNDELL
Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award, Winner of the London Book Fair Children's Travel Book of the Year From his seat in the tiny aeroplane, Fred watches as the mysteries of the Amazon jungle pass by below him. He has always dreamed of becoming an explorer, of making history and of reading his name amongst the lists of great discoveries. If only he could land and look about him. As the plane crashes into the canopy, Fred is suddenly left without a choice. He and the three other children may be alive, but the jungle is a vast, untamed place. With no hope of rescue, the chance of getting home feels impossibly small. Except, it seems, someone has been there before them
add to basket

Up to 35% off Promotional Titles
Christmas Carol
By: CHARLES DICKENS
Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly old skinflint. He hates everyone, especially children. But at Christmas three ghosts come to visit him, scare him into mending his ways, and he finds, as he celebrates with Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and their family, that geniality brings its own reward.
add to basket

35% off Promotional Titles
We're going on an elf chase
By: MUMFORD MARTHA
We're going on an elf chase. Come and join the fun. Can we catch them all?YES!Run, run, run!Four bunnies set off on a jolly Christmas lift-the-flap adventure to find ten little elves hidden under the flaps. You'll have to run, run, run if you're going to catch them all! And there are lots of obstacles along the way, from clippy-cloppy reindeer to roaring polar bears and flippy-flappy penguins. Stuffed with festive frolics, this is the perfect Christmas gift. From the bestselling Laura Hughes, illustrator of We're Going on an Egg Hunt and The Birthday Invitation
add to basket

New Title
WE ARE ALL LEMMINGS AND SNOWFLAKES
By: HOLLY BOURNE
Welcome to Camp Reset, a summer camp with a difference. A place offering a shot at "normality" for Olive, a girl on the edge, and for her new friends, who are all dealing with their own battles. But as Olive settles in, she starts to wonder - maybe it's this messed up world that needs fixing, and not them. And so she comes up with a plan. Because together, snowflakes can form avalanches... A trailblazing and painfully honest novel about mental health, friendship and making this crazy world a kinder place.
add to basket