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Doorknob (Paperback) (Thomas Mical)

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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

In this book, architecture and design scholar Thomas Mical explores the doorknob, a commonplace device that under closer scrutiny becomes a wonderful and slightly surreal mechanism of transformation. Inviting readers to engage afresh this everyday object, Mical shows how the doorknob can be understood as thing, as process, as transitional object, as the machine of arrival and escape, drawing upon examples from design, life, art, and mechanics.

Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in the The Atlantic.

Number of Pages: 160.0
Genre: Literary Criticism, Philosophy, Art
Series Title: Object Lessons
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Thomas Mical
Language: English
Street Date: March 9, 2017
TCIN: 51654603
UPC: 9781501303111
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-5754

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