_BOOK _NON-FICTION _MEDIA book _rubber _DIY Rubber: Fun, Fashion, Fetish by Janet Bloor, John D. Sinclair: Rubber is fun. Rubber is useful. Rubber has fetishistic appeal. Bouncy, stretchy, naughty, squeaky, biodegradeable and renewable, rubber has not only been used for a multitude of everyday objects - tyres, wires, handles of pliers - but has also paved the way for a multitude of advances in design, technology and lifestyle. This versatile material grips the road - and the imagination. Packed with specially taken photographs of rubber objects and graphic reminders of its appeal in magazines and ads, this lighthearted look at rubber shows us rubber toys; its domestic uses; its capacity to mimic other forms and substances; its many applications in fashion; computer keyboards, mousepads, wrist supports and keyboard covers; and - as a climax - the steamy, salacious, seductive (and deliciously sleazy) erotic world of rubber. Janet Bloor runs a New York costume and fabric effects company, specializing in silicone rubber textiles for Broadway and film. John D. Sinclair is a screenwriter and filmmaker in Los Angeles. Paperback: 112 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.58 x 8.12 x 8.94 <br> Publisher: Thames & Hudson; (September 30, 2004)