9781628924244

Glass

  • ISBN 13:

    9781628924244

  • ISBN 10:

    1628924241

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 09/24/2015
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Summary

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

Pause and look around: you will see that you are surrounded by glass. It reflects and refracts light through your windows; it encircles a glowing filament above you; it's in a mirror hanging on the wall; it lies shattered in a dented corner of an iPhone-you're drinking water out of a pint glass. Taking up a most common object, rarely considered because assumed to be transparent, John Garrison draws evocative connections between historical depictions of glass and emerging visions that see it as holding a unique promise for new forms of interaction. Grounded in everyday examples, this book offers a series of surprising insights into how we increasingly find ourselves living in a world made of glass.

Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.

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