Thoughtful Gifts for Curious People

Things Come Apart


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From a mantle clock to an SLR camera, from 3D printer to espresso machine, and from a chainsaw to some of the coolest new tech around, every single component of each object is made visible in these remarkable photographs. As well as showcasing the quality and elegance of older designs, these disassembled objects show that even the most intricate modern technologies can be broken down and understood. Alongside the stunning photography are essays by notable figures from the world of restoration, DIY and design innovation, who discuss historical examples of teardowns, disassembly and reverse engineering.

This updated edition of the bestselling Things Come Apart captures the wonder of how things come apart better than ever, showcasing twelve ambitious new projects of some of the coolest new tech around, additional photography to further illustrate each of the text contributions, and an even higher total component count of 27,787 individual parts.

Paperback, 128 pages.
Measures approx 21 x 30 cm.