Good looking

Barbara Maria Stafford, (Good looking : essays on the virtue of images, 1996),  seeks

an alternative view of the pleasures, beauties, consolations, and, above all, intelligence of sight. [I argue] that imaging, from high art to popular illusions, remains the richest, most fascinating modality for configuring and conveying ideas. more broadly, [I] prismatically interconnect seers and seeing within a sensory web productive of cultural signification. …
The totemization of language as a godlike agency in western culture has guaranteed the identification of writing with intellectual potency. ..forcing human cognition to become synonymous with computational codes or abstruse texts and with the ability to decipher them resulted in downgrading sensory awareness to superficial stimuli and false perception.  

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