Glass and Plastics – a Concise Comparison of Two Kinds of Polymeric Materials

Günter Lattermann

Abstract


The first part of this paper will introduce the material’s rating in art history in general. The second part will present the definition of glass as an inorganic polymeric material, a concise history and its rating as a material for different objects. The third part will present a concise history and rating of plastics as organic polymeric materials. Finally both polymer classes will be compared with respect to their material history and significance and ranking.

Keywords


Art history, design history, glass, inorganic polymers, littering, materiality, material iconography, material history, organic polymers, plastics

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