Sock

Sock 
(an Object Lessons book)
Bloomsbury, expected pub. date: Sept. 2017

"Fun, focused, and footloose!"
        —Nicholson Baker, author of THE MEZZANINE 
"Kim Adrian's SOCK is the darndest thing. Witty and sly, written with the highest tactile precision, it is at the same time stacked with erudite asides and unexpected perspectives. Adrian reminds us where the ground lies and how we move upon it—and what miraculous things we have encasing our feet as we do so."
        —Sven Birkerts, author of CHANGING THE SUBJECT: ART AND ATTENTION IN THE INTERNET AGE

Unraveling the sock’s history, construction, and necessity, Sock reintroduces us to our own bodies—vulnerable, bipedal, and flawed—by examining this most common of objects, something we daily tug on and take off with hardly a thought. Sock reminds us that extraordinary secrets live in mundane material realities, and reveals how this floppy, often smelly, sometimes holey piece of clothing—whether machine made and ordered online or hand knit and given as a gift—can also serve as an anatomy lesson, a physics primer, a love letter, a weapon, a fetish, or a fashion statement.


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