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Tangible things : making history through objects

Author: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich; Ivan Gaskell; Sara Schechner; Sarah Anne Carter; Samantha van Gerbig
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
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Based on the rich museum collections of Harvard University, Tangible Things challenges rigid distinctions between history, anthropology, science, and the arts. Through 20 entertaining and inspiring  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich; Ivan Gaskell; Sara Schechner; Sarah Anne Carter; Samantha van Gerbig
ISBN: 9780199382293 0199382298
OCLC Number: 895047449
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: [tentative] ; Preface ; Introduction: Thinking with Things ; Chapter 1: Things in Place ; 1. Natural History ; Say it with Flowers: An Orchid Specimen and a Watercolor Drawing ; 2. Archaeology and Anthropology ; A Surface Find in the Semitic Museum: A Roman Four-Handled Glass Jar ; 3. Books and Manuscripts ; Plato from the Sharp-Nosed Trash ; 4. Art ; Set in Stone: A Limestone Mold for Casting Openwork Ornaments ; 5. Science and Medicine ; Political Chemistry ; 6. History ; A Knockabout Dress ; Chapter 2: Things Unplaced ; Memorandums of a Cottage ; An Enchanted Galapagos Tortoise Shell Marked <"Ship Abigail>" ; Pointing Fingers: A Carved Spoon, Human Hand ; An Errant Tortilla ; Exotic Opulence: An Iridescent Beetle Ornament ; Tracking Blondie: Blondie Goes to Leisureland ; Chapter 3: Things Out of Place ; A Palette and the Psychology of Vision ; A Blue Bird ; Plows and Swords: The Artemas Ward Plow in the Semitic Museum ; Nature or Culture? A Carved Helmeted Hornbill Skull ; Chapter 4: Things in Stories-Stories in Things ; Objects as Portals ; The Message ; Transits of Venus ; Changing Stories about American Indians ; Appendix: Glossary of Harvard Collections ; Photo Essay: Unexpected Discoveries: the Joy of Object Photography
Responsibility: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Ivan Gaskell, Sara J. Schechner, Sarah Anne Carter with photographs by Samantha S.B. van Gerbig.

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