Brolliology by Marion Rankine

By Marion Rankine

A enjoyable, illustrated historical past of the umbrella's dazzling position in existence and literature

Humans were making, utilizing, perfecting, and adorning umbrellas for millennia--holding them over the heads of rulers, signalling type differences, and exploring their complete innovative strength in people stories and novels.

 In the spirit of the simplest literary present books, Brolliology is a fantastically designed and illustrated travel via literature and historical past. It surprises us with the an important function that the oft-overlooked umbrella has performed over centuries--and not only in maintaining us dry. Marion Rankine elevates umbrellas to their rightful position as an item invaluable of philosophical inquiry.

    As Rankine issues out, many others have attempted. Derrida sought to discover the which means (or lack thereof) at the back of an umbrella pointed out in Nietzsche's notes, Robert Louis Stevenson wrote essays at the convenient item, and Dickens used umbrellas as a story machine for almost every little thing. She tackles the gender, type, and social connotations of wearing an umbrella and is helping us detect our deep connection to this so much forgettable daily object--which we purely contemplate once we would not have one.

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