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Description de l’éditeur

A gorgeously unique, full-color enhanced eBook edition of acclaimed cover designer and passionate reader Peter Mendelsund’s exploration into the phenomenology of reading—how we visualize images from reading works of literature. 

What do we see when we read? Did Tolstoy really describe Anna Karenina? Did Melville ever really tell us what, exactly, Ishmael looked like? The collection of fragmented images on a page—a graceful ear there, a stray curl, a hat positioned just so—and other clues and signifiers helps us to create an image of a character. But in fact our sense that we know a character intimately has little to do with our ability to concretely picture our beloved—or reviled—literary figures. 

With unique interactive features, including approximately 50 animations and sound effects that activate upon page turn, and full color imagery, this remarkable work of nonfiction combines Knopf's Associate Art Director Peter Mendelsund’s profession, as an award-winning designer; his first career, as a classically trained pianist; and his first love, literature, into what is sure to be one of the most provocative and unusual investigations into how we understand the act of reading.

GENRE
Romans et littérature
SORTIE
2014
5 août
LANGUE
EN
Anglais
LONGUEUR
219
Pages
ÉDITIONS
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
TAILLE
96,2
Mo

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