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Reece and contemporary Japan Siberian labyrinths and Roman roads Chinese calligraphy and the printed alphabet weaving a path between antiuity and the presentSetting out from a puzzle about the relation between speech and song Ingold considers how two kinds of line threads and traces can turn into one another as surfaces form or dissolve He reveals how our perception of lines has changed over time with modernity converting to. In this book Tim Ingold examines line making in the fields of drawing storytelling weaving observing and writing Lines can be threads in space or traces on a surface and are the fundamental ingredient of the lived world to the extent that the study of peoples and things amounts to the study of lines The lines in uestion are emphatically not the abstracted straight lines of Euclidean geometry the line seen on a map or the straight line as seen in much modernist art and architecture It is the fluid improvised gestural and felt line made by people and things as they live in the world The logic of inversion uses lines to contain and separate dictate what is in and what is out define order and measure and each step in that procedure sueezes the life out of whatever it is attempting to study A conventional map reduces a landscape to a surface over which one can be transported It contains no people no lifeIngold wants to put the rhythm of life back into anthropology by taking on the style of the wayfarer rather than specimen collector This involves seeing our contact with the landscape as valuable and real and one worth revisiting Much Western travelling and knowledge is imbued with the notion of discovery Finding something or somewhere for the first time and perhaps naming it whereas in Ingold s version we are less destination focussed and understand and feel ourselves to be an integral part of the journey and almost always travelling in the footsteps of others in whose stories we share Indeed the path itself is made by walking and is itself a trace gestured into the landscape by many pairs of feet We are often unconscious heirs of a separated way of thinking Ingold examines instances of the inherent pre printing parity of the visual and verbal How pictures spoke to the readers of medieval manuscripts and how the vellum was like a landscape to walk in and experience rather than our printed page He asks the very good uestions How is it the word became silent and how did music lose its verbal aspect so indivisible in many cultures and times Reminding us that many things we take to be separate are in fact intimately bound is a central part of Ingold s re configuring of the way we see the world He would not see this as the imposition of a way of thinking that explains the world but rather an acknowledgement that this is how the world isAgain movement is seen as a primary element in perception and cognition so that we see along a path of perception rather than a single still point of view and our knowledge of our surroundings comes from our moving through them In fact our movement and the lines we leave and follow are so bound up with us that the traveller and their lines can be said to be one and the same thing The story of this journey does not tell of objects or things discovered but rather different topics which are in themselves further bundles and entanglements of lines Just as we are euivalent to our lines so the story walks just like a human or animalDrawing is a sophisticated form of line making One in which our mistakes are recorded in a workmanship of risk that is gestural and revealing Even in conventional drawing the goal is not to produce a likeness of whatever we are drawing but to reproduce the rhythm and movements of the world of which it is partAnother erudite practical clear and stimulating book from Tim Ingold A really helpful and inspiring book for those who know that tick boxes and bean counting should really not be running the world

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Lines A Brief History

Point to point connectors before becoming straight only to be ruptured and fragmented by the postmodern worldDrawing on a multitude of disciplines including archaeology classical studies art history linguistics psychology musicology philosophy and many others and including than seventy illustrations this book takes us on an exhilarating intellectual journey that will change the way we look at the world and how we go about in. Thus the anatomical gaze not unlike that of the shaman resolves bodily surfaces into their constituent threads But whereas the shaman heals by dropping lines into the body the Western surgeon proceeds in the opposite direction stitching up the lines he already finds within the body and whose ruptures are the cause of the malaise so as to reconstitute the surfaces of the whole

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What do walking weaving observing storytelling singing drawing and writing have in commonThe answer is that they all proceed along lines In this extraordinary book Tim Ingold imagines a world in which everyone and everything consists of interwoven or interconnected lines and lays the foundations for a completely new discipline the anthropological archaeology of the lineIngold's argument leads us through the music of Ancient G. useful if wondering about lines is your thing


10 thoughts on “Lines A Brief History

  1. says:

    I have to admit that initially I had some problems with Ingold's approach this is obviously not a history of the line as the subtitle suggests And his approach is so fragmentary and loose that I got lost a bit in his detail

  2. says:

    In `Lines' Tim Ingold retraces the contours of a momentous techno cultural evolution by investigating the status and role of an element that is so pervasive in our lifeworld that it becomes invisible lines and surfaces This evolution can be described as a movement from a topian circuitous `line of wayfaring' to the utopian straight

  3. says:

    useful if wondering about lines is your thing

  4. says:

    A very interesting read Tim Ingold does as he states right at the beginning the scope is so wide that he can only compile an overview I wished sometimes to get in depth information on specific views and thematic

  5. says:

    In this book Tim Ingold examines line making in the fields of drawing storytelling weaving observing and writing Lines can be threads in space or traces on a surface and are the fundamental ingredient of the lived world to the extent that the study of peoples and things amounts to the study of lines The lines in uestion are emphati

  6. says:

    The concept of lines that Tim Ingold introduces is interesting and does really deserve to be taken up and testedapplied by researchers in vari

  7. says:

    A thought provoking book It never occurred to me that 'lines' are so ubiuitous The author gives a profound account of what is constituted as 'lines' thread trace crack crevice and so on including imaginary 'lines' we are

  8. says:

    Thus the anatomical gaze not unlike that of the shaman resolves bodily surfaces into their constituent threads But whereas the shaman heals by dropping lines into the body the Western surgeon proceeds in the opposite direction stitching up the lines he already finds within the body and whose ruptures are the cause of the malaise

  9. says:

    The idea of wayfaring is fine There are some interesting moments but for the most part this book dragged If he could use a page instead of a sentence he did so Too much time spent on his Lines and not enough getting to the point

  10. says:

    After reading this book I don't think I'll ever see walking the same way again Definitely an interesting read