Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 November 2013

256 Pages | 32 Halftones, black & white, 39 Illustrations, colour

9.4 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780719087516

Bookseller Code (06)


Surface tensions

Surface, finish and the meaning of objects

Glenn Adamson and Victoria Kelley

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Design MUP

  • Opens a new area of study within design history, studio practice and material culture
  • Takes a cross disciplinary approach, combining insights from history, theory and practice
  • Discusses the whole life-cycle of objects, not just their state when newly made
  • Integrates visual analysis with an understanding of lived experience

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