The cosmic symbol
Henning, M. (2009) The cosmic symbol. In: Candlin, F. and Guins, R., eds. (2009) The Object Reader. Routledge. ISBN 0415452309
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A brief essay demonstrating an approach to writing about material objects. This essay takes the example of a Soviet export camera – The Cosmic Symbol – and explores the contradictions between the form and design of the camera, its origins in the Soviet Union and its appropriation in the 1970s and today.