The Perfection of the Paper Clip: Curious Tales of Invention, Accidental Genius, and Stationery Obsession

The Perfection of the Paper Clip: Curious Tales of Invention, Accidental Genius, and Stationery Obsession

James Ward


This splendidly quirky publication will switch how you examine your table endlessly with tales of unintentional genius, sour rivalries, and an appreciation for daily gadgets, just like the humble yet completely designed paper clip and the utilitarian, irreplaceable pencil.

How a lot of humanity’s brightest principles began on a scrap of paper, a Post-It, or within the margins of a workstation? In a delightfully witty and clean voice, James Ward—cofounder of the dull convention and collector of the arcane—explores the key histories of deskbound provides, from pencils to fluorescent ink, and the sparkling reams of white paper all of us take with no consideration, encouraging a deeper appreciation and fascination for the issues that encompass us each one day.

within the spirit of The Evolution of worthwhile Things and A historical past of the realm in a hundred Objects, Ward transforms the mundane into tales of invention, discovery, or even awe. The Perfection of the Paper Clip is an interesting travel of the gadgets that contact our day-by-day lives, full of fascinating drawings, illuminating tales, and successful humor that may fulfill curious minds and armchair inventors.

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