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Visible mending : everyday repairs in the South West / Steven Bond, Caitlin DeSilvey & James R. Ryan.
Axminster, Devon : Uniformbooks, 2013.
Physical Description:
[8], 11-157, [1] pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N72.I53 B66 2013
Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund
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"Edited and designed by Colin Sackett and Steven Bond ... Images: Steven Bond/University of Exeter. Text: Caitlin DeSilvey, James R. Ryan."--Title page verso.
Introduction by Sarah Pink; foreword by Nick Hand
Includes bibliographical references.
"In September 2010 a team of three researchers--two cultural geographers and a photographer--set out to find and visit workplaces in the South West where people repair broken things. Notebooks and cameras were the project tools, and these tools produced an extensive archive of texts and images, a selection of which are printed in this book, the culmination of eighteen months of fieldwork. The project was inspired by an attraction to the aesthetics of these workplaces, but also by an interest in what the practices of fixing, mending, repair and renewal could reveal about the way people value things, and each other. In the words of Elizabeth Spelman: '... though we do not repair everything we value, we would not repair things unless they were in some sense valuable to us, and how they matter to us shows up in the form of repair we undertake'."--Front flap.
Subject Terms:
Art and industry.
Photography -- Great Britain.
Repairing trades -- Great Britain.
Work -- Great Britain.
DeSilvey, Caitlin.
Ryan, James R.
Sackett, Colin, book designer, editor.
Bond, Steven, photographer, editor.
Uniformbooks, publisher.

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