By Bill Brown

ISBN-10: 0226076652

ISBN-13: 9780226076652

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 realm of items. How may still we comprehend the strength and determine of that wave because it shapes various disciplines? Other Things explores this query by means of contemplating a large collection of objects—from seashore glass to mobile phones, footwear to skyscrapers—that have interested a variety of 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 defend, then monitoring the object/thing contrast because it seems to be within the paintings of Martin Heidegger and Jacques Lacan, invoice Brown finally makes a speciality of the thingness disclosed by way of particular literary and inventive works. Combining historical past and literature, feedback and thought, Other Things offers a brand new means of figuring out the inanimate item international and where of the human inside it, encouraging us to imagine anew approximately what we suggest by means of materiality itself.

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