By Peter Mendelsund
A gorgeously distinctive, totally illustrated exploration into the phenomenology of reading—how we visualize photos from interpreting works of literature, from one in every of our absolute best booklet jacket designers, himself a passionate reader.
What will we see once we learn? Did Tolstoy fairly describe Anna Karenina? Did Melville ever rather let us know what, precisely, Ishmael seemed like? the gathering of fragmented pictures on a page—a swish ear there, a stray curl, a hat situated simply so—and different clues and signifiers is helping us to create a picture of a personality. yet actually our experience that we all know a personality in detail has little to do with our skill to concretely photograph our beloved—or reviled—literary figures. during this amazing paintings of nonfiction, Knopf's affiliate artwork Director Peter Mendelsund combines his occupation, as an award-winning clothier; his first profession, as a classically informed pianist; and his old flame, literature—he considers himself before everything as a reader—into what's absolute to be some of the most provocative and strange investigations into how we comprehend the act of reading.
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What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund