'Object Lessons' is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.
'Object Lessons' is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.
This book is about a strange object strange in part because it is something that we all have been, and that many of us eat.
Nicole Walker's 'Egg' relishes in sharp juxtapositions of seemingly fanciful or repellent topics, so that reproductive science and gustatory habits are considered alongside one another, and personal narrative and broad swaths of natural history jostle, like yolk and albumen.
Mapping curious eggs across times, scales, and spaces, 'Egg' draws together surprising perspectives on this common object egg as food, as art object, as metaphor and feminist symbol, as cultural icon.
|9 Mar 2017