A great reference book that explores essays, historical texts, images of plastic across 170 years, plus a catalogue of plastic objects from private collections and museums that reflect on the story of this man-made material.
It also includes data on plastics and a series of conversations and roundtable discussions addressing the most pressing questions around plastic’s production, consumption, and threat to the environment and the solutions for tomorrow. Multiple voices from across the globe – including designers, manufacturers, scientists, and activists – consider the promises and problem
A symbol of carefree consumerism and revolutionary innovation, plastics have shaped our lives like no other material. Today, the dramatic consequences of the plastic boom have become apparent, and the material no longer has that utopian appeal.
A book to read, digest and treasure, whether you have seen the accompanying exhibition or not.
Editor: Mateo Kries
Measurements: 19.5 x 16.5 cm