The Book of the Eye
A Compendium of Visual Surprise edited by Julian Rothenstein
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.
Julian Rothenstein is the brilliant editor and designer of Redstone Press. Now he joins Square Peg to bring you a compendium of visual delight from a lifetime of looking for beautiful, strange, surprising and intriguing images.
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
ISBN 978 0224086 86 8 /trade paperback /267mm x 189mm / 288 pages / £20.00 / published by Square Peg