In lines tim ingold retraces the contours of a momentous techno cultural evolution by investigating the status and role of an element that is so pervasive in our lifeworld that it becomes invisible lines and surfaces. To live every being must put out a line and in life these lines tangle with one another this book is a study of the life of lines following on from tim ingolds groundbreaking work lines a brief history it offers a wholly original series of meditations on life ground weather walking imagination and what it means to be human. Tim ingold casts doubts about the contemporary way of life which sets a goal in a straightforward manner lines creates a stir in post modern society where people take the linearity as a logical result of development. What do walking weaving observing storytelling singing drawing and writing have in common the answer is that they all proceed along lines in this extraordinary book tim ingold imagines a world in which everyone and everything consists of interwoven or interconnected lines and lays the foundations for a completely new discipline the anthropological archaeology of the lineingolds . After reading sara ahmeds book with its emphasis on the image or figure of the line i decided to take on tim ingolds lines which attempts according to its author a comparative anthropology of the line 1 for ingold lines are phenomena in themselves not metaphors or theories xv they are really there in us
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