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Tree (Object Lessons)

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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Tree explores the forms, uses, and alliances of this living object's entanglement with humanity, from antiquity to the present. Trees tower over us and yet fade into background. Their lifespan outstrips ours, and yet their wisdom remains inscrutable, treasured up in the heartwood. They serve us in many ways-as keel, lodgepole, and execution site-and yet to become human, we had to come down from their limbs. In this book Matthew Battles follows the tree's branches across art, poetry, and landscape, marking the edges of imagination with wildness and shadow. Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in the The Atlantic.

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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781628920512
ISBN-10: 1628920513
Pagini: 152
Ilustrații: 19 b/w illustrations
Dimensiuni: 121 x 165 x 18 mm
Greutate: 0.18 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury Academic
Seria Object Lessons

Locul publicării: New York, United States

Caracteristici

Looks at how the tree, as a life form and object that we find all around us, affects how we think about life and death and the animate and inanimate

Notă biografică

Matthew Battles is Associate Director of the metaLAB and Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, USA. His previous publications include Library: an Unquiet History (2004), The Sovereignties of Invention (2012) and Library Beyond the Book (2014).


Cuprins

Part One: Feral TreesThe Tree of HeavenIn a Dappled WorldA branching HeuristicPart Two: Garden and ForestIn the Tree MuseumFrom Ailanthus to AppleThe Charter of the ForestsPart Three: A Dark AbundanceThe Tree and/in HistoryWith and Without UsNotes Index


Recenzii

Battles . shows how trees-and perhaps more importantly our relationships with trees-are incredibly complicated. Even dappling-that wonderful light that comes through a tree's leaves-is not as simple as it seems . He makes clear that trees and their data have important stories to tell. That is if we let them.