News! There’s going to be a paperback of CLUTTER coming your way in January 2022. I’ve written an afterword for it that talks about how our relationship to our things did (and didn’t) change during the pandemic, and I’m excited for you all to read it. Pre-order a copy here.
Design and architecture critic Alexandra Lange featured the book in an astute essay for Curbed called “Your Quarantine Clutter Has a Long and Distinguished History”: According to Jen Howard’s timely new book Clutter: An Untidy History (Belt Publishing), the Victorians invented clutter. “In 19th-century Britain, during Queen Victoria’s rule,” Howard writes, “industrialization, urbanization, and the expansion of… Continue reading »