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Museum objects : experiencing the properties of things

Author: Sandra H Dudley
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2012.
Series: Leicester readers in museum studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Museum objects" provides a set of readings that together create a distinctive emphasis and perspective on the objects which lie at the heart of interpretive practice in museums, material culture studies and everyday life. This reader brings together classic and up to date texts on the nature and definition of the object itself, the senses and embodied experience of objects. No other volume brings together such  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra H Dudley
ISBN: 9780415581776 041558177X 9780415581783 0415581788
OCLC Number: 758098915
Notes: "Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--Title page verso.
Description: xxix, 397 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Encountering a Chinese horse : engaging with the thingness of things / Sandra H. Dudley --
Objects and their properties. --
Museum objects / Susan M. Pearce --
The aesthetic of the antique / Leon Rosenstein --
On looking at a Tahitian god-house / Steven Hooper --
Making life beautiful : my experience of doing beadwork / Anna MacLennan --
Knitting is--
/ Sabrina Gschwandtner --
Malangan : objects, sacrifice and the production of memory / Susanne Küchler --
Ere the substance fade : photography and hair jewellery / Geoffrey Batchen --
Preparing and conserving / Samuel J.M.M. Alberti --
Experiencing objects. --
The materiality of cultural construction / David Morgan --
The surface of objects and museum style / Ernst van de Wetering --
Art and the brain / Semir Zeki --
The event of seeing : a phenomenological perspective on visual sense-making / Olga Belova --
Senses and sensibility in Byzantium / Liz James --
Disaffected / Anna Gibbs --
The state of wonder / Peter de Bolla --
Sensory exile in the field / Sandra H. Dudley --
In the British Museum / Thomas Hardy --
Contexts of experiencing objects. --
Ideas versus things : the balancing act of interpreting historic house museums / Kim Christensen --
Towards an erotics of the museum / Julie Marcus --
For your eyes only? : the magic touch of relics / Jan Geisbusch --
Marvels of everyday vision : the anthropology of aesthetics and the cattle-keeping Nilotes / Jeremy Coote --
Sense matters : aesthetic values of the Great Barrier Reef / Celmara Pocock --
Observed decay : telling stories with mutable things / Caitlin Desilvey --
Handmade textiles : global markets and authenticity / Victoria L. Rovine --
Museum Balanga as a site of cultural hybridization / Christina F. Kreps --
Object/person distinctions. --
Objects, agency and museums : continuing dialogues between the Torres Strait and Cambridge / Anita Herle --
Resonant materiality and violent remembering : archaeology, memory and bombing / Gabriel Moshenska --
The intangibility of things / Simon J. Knell --
Things as social agents / Alfred Gell --
Art as a mode of action : some problems with Gell's Art and Agency / Howard Morphy --
The Blind Man's Stick (BMS) hypothesis / Lambros Malafouris --
Making culture and weaving the world / Tim Ingold.
Series Title: Leicester readers in museum studies.
Responsibility: edited by Sandra Dudley.

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