Phone Booth Object Lessons

Auteur: Ms Ariana Kelly
Taal: Engels
Phone Booth

Uitgever: Bloomsbury

  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781628924091
  • Druk: 1
  • november 2015
  • 160 pagina's
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Samenvatting

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. The phone booth exists as a fond but distant memory for some people, and as a strange and dysfunctional waste of space for many more. Ariana Kelly approaches the phone booth as an entity that embodies diverse attitudes about privacy, freedom, power, sanctuary, and communication in its various forms all around the world. Through portrayals of phone booths in literature, film, personal narrative, philosophy, and religion, Phone Booth offers a definitive account of an object on the cusp of obsolescence. Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.

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An entertaining and enlightening exploration of the cultural history of the phone booth and a lament for the loss of these spaces. * WPR: BETA * In this delightful set of mini-essays, Ariana Kelly has created a paen, rather than an elegy, in celebration of the many dimensions of the vanishing phone booth. Her text gleans images and sensations from our collective memory of the once (if briefly) ubiquitous structure. Site of superhero transformations, crimes, communications, quick changes, and other coins of the social realm, the phone booth and the kiosk served as small theaters of intimate activity in full view of the public eye, a curious combination of enclosed and exposed space. She shifts scale from the minutiae of physical observation-hanging wires and scratched glass-to the larger cultural issues of communication and longing, mixing personal experience with historical, literary, and film references throughout. * Johanna Drucker, Professor of Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, USA * Fascinated and attuned, I was cabled into Phone Booth. Ariana Kelly replenishes the work on speculative telephony in an altogether compelling way. * Avital Ronell, University Professor in the Humanities, New York University, USA, and author of The Telephone Book * [Phone Booth] inclines us towards nostalgia, toward urgent questions of what remains when objects disappear, of re-use, and shelter. If phone booths today have receded into the interstices of our built worlds... then that freeing of the object from its use enables Arianna Kelly to tell a different story, a story about what these telephonic leftovers might become, what they now are and what they anchor. -- Julian Yates * Los Angeles Review of Books *

Productspecificaties

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
2015-09-24
Afmetingen
16,3 x 11,9 x 1,5 cm
Aantal pagina's
160 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

Betrokkenen

Auteur
Ms Ariana Kelly Ariana Kelly
Co-auteur
Ariana Kelly
Redacteur
Christopher Schaberg
Uitgever
Bloomsbury

EAN

EAN
9781628924091

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Extra groot lettertype
Nee
NUR code
320
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2015-11-05
Subtitel
Object Lessons
Thema Subject Code
JBCC2

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