The Afterlife of Used Things

Recycling in the Eighteenth Century
Author(s): 
Fennetaux, Ariane
Author(s): 
Junqua, Amélie
Author(s): 
Vasset, Sophie
ISBN: 
9780415726306
Date published: 
November 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£80.00

Using the concept of "recycling" as a means to revisit the economic, social, cultural, scientific, and artistic processes that characterized the eighteenth century, this volume investigates how practices of salvaging and repurposing shed new light on a century where novelty and innovation are often thought to prevail.