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Roman Artefacts and Society: Design, Behaviour, and Experience

Ellen Swift

Abstract

In this book, Ellen Swift uses design theory, previously neglected in Roman archaeology, to investigate Roman artifacts in a new way, making a significant contribution to both Roman social history and our understanding of the relationships that exist between artefacts and people. Based on extensive data collection and the close study of artefacts from museum collections and archives, the book examines the relationship between artefacts, everyday behavior, and experience. The concept of "affordances"--features of an artefact that make possible, and incline users towards, particular uses for fu ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198785262
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198785262.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ellen Swift, author