Obsolete

Obsolete

An Encyclopedia of Once-Common Things Passing Us by

by Anna Jane Grossman and James Gulliver Hancock

Hardback Age range: 13+ years old Publication Date: 01/09/2009

RRP  $28.99 $26.95
Thanks to advancing technology and shifting mores, the amount of change we experience in our lifetimes is truly exceptional. Objects and practices that are commonplace can very quickly become outmoded. In this witty and informative collection of short essays, journalist and social commentator Anna Jane Grossman takes a thoughtful look at what everyday apparatuses, ideas, and behaviors are quickly disappearing-or else have already left the building.
Obsolete contains essays and entries on more than 100 alphabetized fading subjects, including Blind Dates, Mix Tapes, Getting Lost, Porn Magazines, Looking Old, Operators, Camera Film, Hitchhiking, Body Hair, Writing Letters, Basketball Players in Short Shorts, Privacy, Cash, and, yes, Books. This ode to obsolescence also includes 25 quirky pen-and-ink line illustrations to further help us remember exactly what we're missing.
ISBN:
9780810978492
9780810978492
Category:
Popular culture
Age range:
13+ years old
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-09-2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
Abrams
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
192
Dimensions (mm):
222x152x19mm
Weight:
0.32kg
James Gulliver Hancock

James Gulliver Hancock is a well travelled illustrator known for his playful illustration style. His obsession with drawing everything in the world has seen him work for major projects around the globe, seeing his work appear on everything from billboards, to TV commercials, to ceramics, to books, to board games.

He undertook artist residencies all over Europe and most recently has been living in New York where he has worked for a wide variety of high profile clients and taken to the city with his personal project.

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