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Litter Only by Konemann

Some years ago Philippe Starck claimed in a BBC interview that when he comes to anew place he has not been before, the first thing he does is go for a walk near his hotel, pick a full dustbin, carry it to his room, empty it on his bed and go through its contents in order to learn about the people, their place and the culture. Without being silly enough to check the authenticity of Starck's claim, or trying to imagine the event—it provokes some thoughts. The trash can, the final destination of unwanted objects that are now surplus and leftover. Alexandra Martini tells us with this collection that content is not everything—look at the container, look how universal the role of the trash can is—but look at the infinite variations on the theme. This delightful album is not an academic study or a scholarly collection; it is a genuine travel diary. It leaves it to us to make our own reading of it, our own associations and understanding of the places where vessels are designed, made, placed and used - without having to tip their contents.

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ISBN-13: 9783829060837
Publisher: Konemann
Publication date: 04/28/2001
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 4.99(w) x 5.92(h) x 1.22(d)

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