by Sandra G, February 25, 2010 12:41 PM
Lawrence Weschler makes the reader do a lot of the work. This is a very good thing, as it's really fun work. He provides just enough description and imagery to reveal how "convergences" — similarities of form/theme across disparate eras/regions of visual culture — sizzle across his synapses. He invites the reader to draw her own conclusions, while sneaking in a little art history lesson. It's a pretty casual book, but by the end, it really comes together. I was left with a sharper eye and refreshed sense of wonder.