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Issue 49: On Noticing

This issue, in collaboration with the Fitzwilliam Museum Society, foregrounds the often-overlooked details, the hidden allusions and the unexpected; this edition is on the art of noticing. To notice is to pay particular attention, to derive value or to perceive in a new way. Art in all its forms, is an exercise in noticing. In this issue our contributors play upon this, from focusing in on the fractal detail of a microscopic
snowflake in Helen Grant's piece "Snowflakes", to the subtle intertextuality of Antonia Cundy's "I think", or even simply an observation of the everyday, as in Anju Gaston's "November at 37 degrees Celsius". This is an issue that celebrates detail and encourages the reader - or viewer - to seek out that which is not immediately obvious, and notice.

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