'On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes' by Alexandre Horowitz is an intriguing book, which I loved after listening to the audio book version orated by the author her self. The book was published in 2013.
I have now purchased the Kindle version so that I can re-read sections and make notes. It is not a book for everyone; to some Horowitz might seem indulgent as we follow her immersive experience into the world of the sidewalk.
As Horowitz ventures out on her walks, she and her companions examine the ordinary in a new way. Her fellow walkers impart their particular talents/knowledge which allow Horowitz to "see" through a set of new lenses as they give her knowledge, understanding and alert her to new sensory information that previously went unnoticed.
Using these newly created and developed lenses she begins to perceive a lot of things that were hidden in plan sight.
It seems that we have lost the art of the particular, this book takes us on a journey in to the understanding how to observe.