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Acts of possession : collecting in America

Author: Leah Dilworth
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing upon the body of theoretical work on collecting, the contributors investigate how, what and why Americans have collected and why they are attracted to certain objects, exploring the inherent  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leah Dilworth
ISBN: 081353271X 9780813532714 0813532728 9780813532721
OCLC Number: 50731042
Description: vii, 312 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: An American cabinet of curiosities : Thomas Jefferson's "Indian Hall" at Monticello / Joyce Henri Robinson --
"And a little child shall lead them" : American children's cabinets of curiosities / Shirley Teresa Wajda --
Dreaming in commerce : advertising trade card scrapbooks / Ellen Gruber Garvey --
Collecting the nation : visions of nationalism in two Civil War-era photograph albums / Andrea L. Volpe --
The curious cabinet of Dr. Morton / Ann Fabian --
Collecting Mr. Ayer's narrative / Carolyn Kastner --
En/gendering the Whitney's collection of American art / Evelyn C. Hankins --
Small mercies : Colleen Moore's doll house and the National Charity Tour / Leslie Paris --
Tradition and the individual memory : the case of Christian C. Sanderson / Teresa Barnett --
All buy our selves at household auctions / Lisa A. Long --
American icons : photographs / by Carrie Mae Weems --
Exhibiting Nazi artifacts and challenging traditional museum culture : a conversation with Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. / Gregory Maertz --
The serial killer as collector / Sara Knox.
Responsibility: edited by Leah Dilworth.
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