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From the pencil to the puppet to the drone—the humanities and the social sciences proceed to journey a wave of curiosity in fabric tradition and the realm of items. How may still we comprehend the strength and determine of that wave because it shapes diverse disciplines? Other Things explores this question by means of contemplating a large collection of objects—from seashore glass to cellphones, footwear to skyscrapers—that have involved a number of writers and artists, together with Virginia Woolf, guy Ray, Spike Lee, and Don DeLillo.

The ebook levels around the literary, visible, and plastic arts to depict the curious lives of items. starting with Achilles’s protect, then monitoring the object/thing contrast because it looks within the paintings of Martin Heidegger and Jacques Lacan, invoice Brown finally makes a speciality of the thingness disclosed by means of particular literary and creative works. Combining heritage and literature, feedback and conception, Other Things offers a brand new means of realizing the inanimate item global and where of the human inside it, encouraging us to imagine anew approximately what we suggest by way of materiality itself.

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