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From the pencil to the puppet to the drone—the humanities and the social sciences proceed to experience a wave of curiosity in fabric tradition and the area of items. How should still we comprehend the strength and determine of that wave because it shapes varied disciplines? Other Things explores this question through contemplating a large collection of objects—from seashore glass to mobile phones, shoes 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 seems within the paintings of Martin Heidegger and Jacques Lacan, invoice Brown finally specializes in the thingness disclosed through particular literary and inventive works. Combining historical past and literature, feedback and thought, Other Things presents a brand new manner of realizing the inanimate item international and where of the human inside of it, encouraging us to imagine anew approximately what we suggest through materiality itself.

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