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Things that talk : object lessons from art and science

Author: Lorraine Daston
Publisher: New York : Zone Books ; Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press [distributor], 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In nine original essays, internationally renowned historians of art and science seek to understand how objects become charged with significance without losing their gritty materiality.
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Named Person: Clement Greenberg; Jackson Pollock
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lorraine Daston
ISBN: 1890951439 9781890951436 9781890951443 1890951447
OCLC Number: 52423966
Description: 447 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Speechless / Lorraine Daston --
Bosch's equipment / Joseph Leo Koerner --
Freestanding column in eighteenth-century religious architecture / Antoine Picon --
Staging an empire / M. Norton Wise and Elaine M. Wise --
Science whose business is bursting / Simon Schaffer --
Res Ipsa Loquitur / Joel Snyder --
Glass flowers / Lorraine Daston --
Image of self / Peter Galison --
News, papers, scissors / Anke te Heesen --
Talking pictures / Caroline A. Jones.
Responsibility: edited by Lorraine Daston.
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Essays examine nine intriguing objects made eloquent when matter and meaning converge.  Read more...

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"Dense with erudition and pleasingly light on its scholarly feet." Kirkus Reviews "This collection is a feast for students of art, modern Western history, and philosophy. Recommended for academic and Read more...

 
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