6Enacting the sightsVision and the communicating body

DOI: 10.4324/9781003391975-8

Despite these other senses humans, we know, primarily communicate audio-visually. We live both in a world of sound and a world of sight. When newborn we may use sound more immediately but our multiple visual capacities are thereafter developed in a big way. We are surrounded by sights: landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes; mountain or desert vistas; street and interior scenes; the detailed architectural and spatial settings for human life; gardens, forests, and vegetation with their multifarious colours; the unending products of human manufacture; living creatures of diverse kinds; and, not least, other human beings. All these and more play a part in our visual ...

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