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William Germano - Eye Chart - 9781501312342 - V9781501312342
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Eye Chart

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Description for Eye Chart Paperback. Series: Object Lessons. Num Pages: 160 pages. BIC Classification: HPN; JFCD; JFD; MBS. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 165 x 120. .
Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Desert nomads tested their vision by distinguishing a pair of stars. But we have since created more disquieting ways to test the strength of the eyes. Reading the eye chart is an exercise in failure, since it only gets interesting when you cannot read any further. It is the opposite of interpretative reading, like one does with literature. When you have finished reading an eye chart, what exactly have you even read? From a Spanish cleric's ... Read more

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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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Object Lessons
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New York, United States
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About William Germano
William Germano is Professor of English Literature at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, USA. His previous publications include The Tales of Hoffmann (2013) and Getting It Published: A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books (3rd edition, 2016). He writes a biweekly language blog for the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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As one who has failed countless eye tests, I had no idea that my condition was metaphysical. Then I read William Germano's comprehensive and witty history of this amazing object. There it is, at the crossroads of vision and blindness, clarity and obscurity, scientific objectivity and subjectivity. Germano shows that the humble eye chart is everywhere, a central object, image, ... Read more

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