When was the last time you thought about how your socks protect your vulnerable body? Or how the purpose of reading an eye chart is to measure weakness? In Bloomsbury Academic’s Object Lessons series, authors explore recognizable items from new perspectives. The result is beautiful, brief books that tackle “the hidden lives of ordinary things.”
Today marks the release of eight new books in the series: Eye Chart, Jet Lag, Personal Stereo, Shopping Mall, Sock, Tumor, Veil and Whale Song. Check out our gallery to view their gorgeous covers (designed by Alice Marwick) paired with descriptions about each title. And visit the series page to learn more about past and future entries (we personally can’t wait for Carol J. Adams’ Burger addition, scheduled for a March 2018 release).