Eye chart

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New York : Bloomsbury Academic, ©2017.
Central - Adult Nonfiction
612.84 GERMA
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New York : Bloomsbury Academic, ©2017.
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176 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. 0Desert nomads tested their vision by distinguishing a pair of stars. But we have since created more disquieting ways to test the strength of the eyes. Reading the eye chart is an exercise in failure, since it only gets interesting when you cannot read any further. It is the opposite of interpretative reading, like one does with literature. When you have finished reading an eye chart, what exactly have you even read? From a Spanish cleric's Renaissance guide to testing vision, to a Dutch ophthalmologist's innovation in optical tech, to the witty subversion of the eye chart in advertising and popular culture, William Germano's Eye Chart lets people see the eye chart at last. Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Germano, W. P. (2017). Eye chart . Bloomsbury Academic.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Germano, William P., 1950-. 2017. Eye Chart. New York: Bloomsbury Academic.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Germano, William P., 1950-. Eye Chart New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Germano, William P. Eye Chart Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.

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