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Things : in touch with the past

Author: Carolyn Korsmeyer
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2019.
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This volumes explores the value of artifacts that have survived from the past and that can be said to 'embody' their histories. Such genuine or 'real' things afford a particular kind of aesthetic experience - an encounter with the past - despite the fact that genuineness is not a perceptually detectable property. Although it often goes unnoticed, the sense of touch underlies such encounters, even though one is often  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Korsmeyer, Carolyn.
Things.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018020913
(OCoLC)1050132356
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Korsmeyer
ISBN: 9780190904883 0190904887
OCLC Number: 1076271102
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter 1: Touch and the GenuineChapter 2: Tarnished HalosChapter 3: Mistaken IdentitiesChapter 4: Loss and Rescue, Help and HarmChapter 5: Relics, Remnants, and ScrapBibliography
Responsibility: Carolyn Korsmeyer.

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Erudite yet accessible, Korsmeyer's study paints a detailed, vivid picture of what "genuine" and "authentic" mean when applied to objects and to the experiences one has of old things. This study will Read more...

 
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