Item description for Uncommon Life Of Common Objects, The by Akiko Busch...
What makes us love our things? Why do we attach certain sentiments to certain items? How is it that sometimes objects can tell stories more eloquently than people? These are questions explored and answered in The Uncommon Life of Common Objects. Author Akiko Busch devotes a chapter to each of 12 common objects, and discusses her and others' experiences that give everyday things their significance. Through her examination of: a video camera, a cellular phone, a vegetable peeler, a snowboard, a baby carriage, a chair, a refrigerator, a mailbox, a medicine cabinet, a cereal box, a backpack, and a desk, Busch illuminates the social and personal issues that shape our lives and the ownership of our things. Lovingly illustrated, always touching, sometimes nostalgic, and often hilarious, The Uncommon Life of Common Objects, is a topical reader that is at once a personal manifesto, a look at how design influences and responds to our changing lives, and a study of society and its values and the infusion of meaning into inanimate objects. Each of the 12 chapters is accompanied by a four-color drawing.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.25" Height: 8" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Jul 15, 2005
Publisher Metropolis Books
ISBN 193304506X ISBN13 9781933045061
Availability 0 units.
More About Akiko Busch
Akiko Busch is the author of "Geography of Home," She writes regularly about design and culture, and lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and two sons.