Love Objects: Emotion, Design and Material Culture

Love Objects: Emotion, Design and Material Culture

Language: English

Pages: 184

ISBN: 1472517199

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


How are love and emotion embodied in material form?

Love Objects explores the emotional potency of things, addressing how objects can function as fetishes, symbols and representations, active participants in and mediators of our relationships, as well as tokens of affection, symbols of virility, triggers of nostalgia, replacements for lost loved ones, and symbols of lost places and times.

Addressing both designed 'things with attitude' and the 'wild things' of material culture, Love Objects explores a wide range of objects, from 19th-century American portraits displaying men's passionate friendships to the devotional and political meanings of religious statues in 1920s Ireland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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