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- DescriptionJust as the very first constructed containers emerged at a time when new techniques of food gathering and storage began to give rise to vel techlogies of collection, transportation and conservation, so too have the invations in packaging across the hundreds of intervening millennia both flowed from, and made possible, new modes of social, cultural and ecomic activity. Familiar throughout history on both the domestic (from hollowed gourds or animal skin pouches to clay pots, amphorae, and glass jars and bottles) and commercial scales (from chests and barrels to tin cans, cardboard boxes, wooden crates and the intermodal shipping systems that carry so much of the modern world's goods), the container is arguably the most fundamental instrument of human civilization--a techlogy that facilitates the varied methods of ordering, preservation and conveyance that underpin the most basic forms of human labor and communal structure. Cabinet issue 60, with a special section on Containers, includes Simon Asad on the challenge that efficient packing poses for mathematics; Jason Hamlin on attempts to recycle glass bottles as architectural materials; Margaret Bode on specimen boxes in the history of science; and Susan Lopez on the rise of the modern cardboard box in 19th-century Brooklyn. Elsewhere in the issue: Cecilia Sjoholm on the history of book burning; Aviam Shalem on urban archaeology and vertical kwledge ; and an artist project by Agniezka Kurant.
- Date of Publication25/10/2016
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectFine Arts / Art History
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Weight408 g
- Width201 mm
- Height246 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Edited bySina Najafi
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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