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October 18, 2015

"The words and images speak for themselves and succeed on their own terms" in Unflattening by Nick Sousanis


Unflattening

 A Doctoral dissertation in graphic novel form:

"The primacy of words over images has deep roots in Western culture. But what if the two are inextricably linked, equal partners in meaning-making? Written and drawn entirely as comics, Unflattening is an experiment in visual thinking. Nick Sousanis defies conventional forms of scholarly discourse to offer readers both a stunning work of graphic art and a serious inquiry into the ways humans construct knowledge."

"Written and drawn entirely as comics, Unflattening is an experiment in visual thinking. "
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press (April 20, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0674744438
  •       Table of Contents
    • 1. Flatness
    • Interlude: Flatland
    • 2. The Importance of Seeing Double and Then Some
    • 3. The Shape of Our Thoughts
    • 4. Our Bodies in Motion
    • 5. The Fifth Dimension
    • 6. Ruts
    • Interlude: Strings Attached
    • 7. Vectors
    • 8. Awaking
    • Notes
    • Bibliography
    • Acknowledgments
    • Early Sketches