Posted by: bluesyemre | April 16, 2019

#Bookshelf by #LydiaPyne

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The Object Lessons series achieves something very close to magic: the books take ordinary— even banal—objects and animate them with a rich history of invention, political struggle, science, and popular mythology. Filled with fascinating details and conveyed in sharp, accessible prose, the books make the everyday world come to life. Be warned: once you’ve read a few of these, you’ll start walking around your house, picking up random objects, and musing aloud: ‘I wonder what the story is behind this thing?’ Steven Johnson, author of Where Good Ideas Come From and How We Got to Now

“In 1957 the French critic and semiotician Roland Barthes published Mythologies, a groundbreaking series of essays in which he analysed the popular culture of his day, from laundry detergent to the face of Greta Garbo, professional wrestling to the Citroën DS. This series of short books, Object Lessons, continues the tradition. Melissa Harrison, Financial Times

https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/bookshelf-9781501307348/

Bookshelf by Lydia Pyne


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