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CABINET 60: CONTAINERS. Cabinet Books, New York, 2016. Distributed by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 112 pp. with 100 ills. (70 col.). 24 x 19 cm. ISBN 9781932698688 In English.
Publisher's description: Just as the very first constructed containers emerged at a time when new techniques of food gathering and storage began to give rise to novel technologies of collection, transportation and conservation, so too have the innovations in "packaging" across the hundreds of intervening millennia both flowed from, and made possible, new modes of social, cultural and economic activity. Familiar throughout history on both the domestic (from hollowed gourds or animal skin pouches to clay pots, amphorae, and glass jars and bottles) and commercial scales (from chests and barrels to tin cans, cardboard boxes, wooden crates and the intermodal shipping systems that carry so much of the modern world's goods), the container is arguably the most fundamental instrument of human civilization -- a technology that facilitates the varied methods of ordering, preservation and conveyance that underpin the most basic forms of human labor and communal structure.
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 813828
Paperbound $12.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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