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The Redstone Book of the Eye

Julian Rothenstein
A Compendium Of Visual Surprise
From Grayson Perry to Saul Steinberg, here is a collection of extraordinary images to excite, educate, arouse and confound the eye.

As we look at the world the eye seeks meaning, searches for the familiar. ‘I see!’ we say when the penny drops, when things make sense. Then we smile –­ for the mind enjoys the eye surprised. But when it encounters things odd and unexpected, it is stopped in its tracks. The Redstone Book of the Eye confounds expectations and counters the familiar. It will excite the eye: make you look again, see things anew, tease the mind and make you smile.

Contributors include: Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Saul Leiter, Grayson Perry,  Lidia Popova, Bridget Riley, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha and Saul Steinberg.

With an introduction by David Shrigley and texts by Mel Gooding

Language: English