A river, amber- tinted in the shadow of its banks, purled at the army's feet; and at night, when the stream had become of a sorrowful blackness, one could see across it the red, eyelike
gleam of hostile camp- fires set in the low brows of distant hills.
The fishes' dorsal fins' front spines have evolved flamboyant deceptions: tendrils that wiggle like worms, a pom-pom on a stick, a lump with stripes and an eyelike
The same deliberately unconvincing conjuring of human presence becomes almost eerie in We Are All One: Against a ground made of four horizontal bands--ravishingly pale hues in alternating cool and warm tones--a sort of Newmanesque zip made of red polka dots contains a squiggly form that we are asked to read as a figure, owing to the two eyelike
loops near the top of it and a form at the bottom that resembles a foot en pointe; the rest is whatever you will.
Mann devotes quite a bit of attention to fully describing aliens, technology, and the trappings of a very different world, and this attention to detail pays off with scenes that are unusually sharp and realistic: "The man gingerly lay down and watched anxiously as Doc swept him with an eyelike
, blinking device, bathing him in blue light.
And in the far left of the screen, beyond and behind this complex of closed-off yet linked televisual spaces, there flashes from a billboard, glowing red and eyelike
, a pair of glasses.
42) Beardsley's illustrations abound with overly ornate images associated with genital organs, such as eyelike
feathers, thick foliage and roses, layers of semicircles imitating the structure of blood cells, and snaky hair.
Colors is a wonderful and inexpensive picturebook that introduces young people ages 4 and up to the brilliant world of color.