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The cultures of collecting

Author: John Elsner; Roger Cardinal
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 1994.
Series: Critical views.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Offering a spectrum of approaches to the phenomenon of collecting from the 16th century to the present, this book covers the collecting of any sort of material objects. It not only deals with the physical objects, but examines the organization of ideas and intellectual models of collecting.
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Elsner; Roger Cardinal
ISBN: 0948462507 9780948462504 0948462515 9780948462511
OCLC Number: 30482661
Description: viii, 312 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The system of collecting / Jean Baudrillard --
"Unless you do these crazy things" : an interview with Robert Opie --
Identity parades / John Windsor --
Collecting and collage-making : the case of Kurt Schwitters / Roger Cardinal --
Telling objects : a narrative perspective in collecting / Mieke Bal --
Licensed curiosity : Cook's Pacific voyages / Nicholas Thomas --
From treasury to museum : the collections of the Austrian Habsburgs / Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann --
A collector's model of desire : the house and museum of Sir John Soane / John Elsner --
Cabinets of transgression : Renaissance collections and the incorporation of the new world / Anthony Alan Shelton --
Death and life, in that order, in the works of Charles Willson Peale / Susan Stewart --
"Mille e tre" : Freud and collecting / John Forrester --
Collecting Paris / Naomi Schor.
Series Title: Critical views.
Responsibility: edited by John Elsner and Roger Cardinal.

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a brilliant book ... a good read. Analysis of the relationship of collecting to identity, memory, and pyschosexual development raises fascinating questions. The Modern Review it is by challenging and Read more...

 
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