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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 various disciplines? Other Things explores this query by way of contemplating a large collection of objects—from seashore glass to mobile phones, footwear to skyscrapers—that have involved various writers and artists, together with Virginia Woolf, guy Ray, Spike Lee, and Don DeLillo.

The e-book 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 specializes in the thingness disclosed through particular literary and inventive works. Combining historical past and literature, feedback and idea, Other Things offers a brand new method of knowing the inanimate item global and where of the human inside of it, encouraging us to imagine anew approximately what we suggest by way of materiality itself.

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