The Shape of Time: Remarks on the History of Things

by George Kubler

Paperback, 2008




New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, [2008]

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LibraryThing member jimfelton9
This is a great book for those who want a system of thinking about sequences of things. It makes a complex topic digestable. I have been using it to develop a four dimension map stack for portraying the movement of culture and idea across geography and up through time. The map has become a transparent stack that looks for all the world like amorous lava lamp globules changing shape as they interact and continue up through history and geography. Kubler offers a grammar of the changes objects go through in their shift from one culture to another, from one era to the next, from one site to another where the object takes on the influences of a whole new milleaux. Good stuff. Look at Titiana Prosskoriakoffs works on Mayan iconography for a great start on animating artifacts and other objects as they are adapted through time and across geography. Jim… (more)




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