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Glass (Object Lessons) by John Garrison

By John Garrison

item classes is a sequence of brief, fantastically designed books concerning the hidden lives of normal things.

Pause and go searching: you'll discover you're surrounded by means of glass. It displays and refracts gentle via your home windows; it encircles a sparkling filament above you; it truly is in a replicate striking at the wall; it lies shattered in a dented nook of an iPhone-you're consuming water out of a pint glass. taking over a commonest item, hardly thought of simply because assumed to be obvious, John Garrison attracts evocative connections among ancient depictions of glass and rising visions that see it as keeping a different promise for brand new types of interplay. Grounded in daily examples, this publication deals a sequence of unusual insights into how we more and more locate ourselves dwelling in a global made up of glass.

Object classes is released in partnership with an essay sequence in The Atlantic.

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