Monday, May 5, 2014

Review: On Looking by Alexandra Horowitz

Horowitz’s book takes an original and insightful look at paying attention in different ways as we walk. She examines what is around via all the senses, by a focus on animals, people and buildings and as experienced by a small child and a dog. There’s lots of theory in each chapter in the sense of explanations of what is experienced during her walks.  I liked her choices of the 11 aspects of paying attention - all interesting ways of seeing the detail of what is all around and what can be so easily missed. Enjoyable and informative.

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