Matter, Materiality and Modern Culture

Matter, Materiality and Modern Culture

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Matter, Materiality and Modern Culture offers a new approach to the study of contemporary objects, to give the reader a new understanding of the relationship between people and their material world. It asks how the very stuff of our world has shaped our societies by addressing a broad array of questions including: * why do Berliners have such strange door keys? * should the Isle of Wight pop festival be preserved? * could aliens tell a snail shell from a waste paper basket * why did Victorian England make so much of death and burial?Figure 3.2 My waste-paper basket and crumpled bed-linen effect of softening the distinction between artefacts and ... We have seen that making, in what for convenience I shall henceforth call the a#39;standard viewa#39;, implies the prior presence of a surface to be transformed. ... In the special case of coiled basketry, there is a limited parallel with the Figure 3.3 Patterns ofwrapping in coiled basketry: (1) plain; (2).

Title:Matter, Materiality and Modern Culture
Author:Paul Graves-Brown
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-11-12


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