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PGC Fall 2021 - Canongate Books

The Story of Looking
By (author): Mark Cousins
Mark Cousins


Canongate Books



Product Form:


Form detail:

Adhesive bound
Paperback , Adhesive bound


General Trade
Nov 02, 2021
$39.95 CAD


8.95in x 7.05 x 0.93 in | 1050 gr

Page Count:

432 pages


full colour
Canongate Books
PERFORMING ARTS / Film / History & Criticism
Saltire Society Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2018, Short-listed
In The Story of Looking, 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 over the centuries. From great works of art to holiday photos, from cityscapes to cinema, through science and history, protest and propaganda, and the refusal to look, this book illuminates how we construct as well as receive the things we see.

Mark Cousins is a Northern Irish author and filmmaker. His books include Widescreen: Watching. Real. People. Elsewhere and The Story of Film. His films - including I am Belfast, The First Movie, Atomic and The Story of Film: An Odyssey - have won a Peabody Award, the Prix Italia and the Stanley Kubrick Award, and have been shown in MoMA in New York, at the Cannes Film Festival and around the world. He is Honorary Professor of Film at the University of Glasgow. He lives in Edinburgh.


A history of the human gaze... Illuminating... Roams freely across history, art, film, photography, science and technology... Indispensable as a reference bookWide-ranging, deep-seeing and cleverA wide-ranging history of looking, you will gaze at it in wonder

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