Glass

Glass

Non-Fiction, Education, Philosophy & Social Sciences, Social Sciences & Sociology, Social Sciences, Cultural & Media Studies, Science & Maths
Paperback Published on: 05/11/2015
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Synopsis

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.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781628924244
  • Number of pages: 136
  • Weight: 136g
  • Dimensions: 165 x 121 mm

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