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Tim Ingold
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Lines: A Brief History

4.15 of 5 stars 4.15  ·  rating details  ·  46 ratings  ·  5 reviews
This is the first book to explore the production and significance of lines. As walking, talking, gesticulating creatures, human beings generate lines wherever they go: here, Tim Ingold lays the foundations for an anthropological archaeology of the line. He investigates:


speech and song in the cultures of Papua New Guinea, the Navaho and Meso America paths, trails and maps d
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ebook, 200 pages
Published May 10th 2007 by Routledge (first published May 8th 2007)
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Mina
I have been fascinated with the ontological implications of lines and how one draws lines on design and conception. Lines are like letters in drawing, the mean nothing by themselves but can consitute meaning depending on how they are brought into existence and how they are placed next to one another, So both its geometry and its relational quality bears meaning. Does it make a difference if a designer inscribes a line onto a plane and leaves a mark which if erased still leaves a trace or draws a ...more
morbidflight
I think this is a text best read in conjunction with Carey's Communication as Culture, Revised Edition: Essays on Media and Society, but it's still an enjoyable read.
mahatma
May 31, 2013 mahatma marked it as belum-selesai  ·  review of another edition
it might be called a comparative anthropology of the line...(p.1)
"traces, threads, surfaces" (p.39)
Jane
useful if wondering about lines is your thing
marco
a great reading for architects
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Tim Ingold (born 1948) is a British social anthropologist, currently Chair of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen. He was educated at Leighton Park School and Cambridge University. He is a fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His bibliography includes The Perception of the Environment: Essays in Livelihood, Dwelling and Skill, Routledge, 2000, which is ...more
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The Perception of the Environment: Essays on Livelihood, Dwelling and Skill Being Alive: Essays on Movement, Knowledge and Description Companion Encyclopedia of Anthropology: Humanity, Culture and Social Life Making: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture Key Debates in Anthropology

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