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Author Amato, Joseph A.

Title Surfaces : a History.

Published University of California Press, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Contents The surface is where the action is -- We are surfaces and surfaces are us -- The grip and grasp of things -- Walls and homes, the ins and outs of life -- Decoration and representation -- The eye and hand, the mind and science -- Courts, gardens, and mirrors: seeing and being seen -- Fresh faces and new interfaces, from the ground floor up -- Engineering the small, designing the invisible -- Conclusion: encapsulation.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-286).
Summary Human beings are surrounded by surfaces: from our skin to faces, to the walls and streets of our homes and cities, to the images, books, and screens of our cultures and civilizations, to the natural world and what we imagine beyond. In this thought-provoking and richly textured book, Joseph A. Amato traces the human relationship with surfaces from the deep history of human evolution, which unfolded across millennia, up to the contemporary world. Fusing his work on Dust and On Foot, he shows how, in the last two centuries, our understanding, creation, control, and manipulation of.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Environmental psychology.
Science -- Philosophy.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 1299192408 (ebk)
9781299192409 (ebk)
9780520954434 (electronic bk.)
0520954432 (electronic bk.)