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The Collector's Voice: Critical Readings in the Practice of Collecting: Volume 2: Early Voices

The Collector's Voice: Critical Readings in the Practice of Collecting: Volume 2: Early Voices

1st Edition

Susan Pearce, Rosemary Flanders, Fiona Morton
December 05, 2016

The Collector’s Voice is a major four-volume project which brings together in accessible form material relevant to the history and practice of collecting in the European tradition from c. 1500 BC to the present day. The series demonstrates how attitudes to objects, the collecting of objects, and...

The Collector's Voice: Critical Readings in the Practice of Collecting: Volume 4: Contemporary Voices

The Collector's Voice: Critical Readings in the Practice of Collecting: Volume 4: Contemporary Voices

1st Edition

Susan Pearce, Rosemary Flanders, Fiona Morton
November 11, 2016

The Collector’s Voice is a major four-volume project which brings together in accessible form material relevant to the history and practice of collecting in the European tradition from c. 1500 BC to the present day. The series demonstrates how attitudes to objects, the collecting of objects, and...

The Collector's Voice: Critical Readings in the Practice of Collecting: Volume 1: Ancient Voices

The Collector's Voice: Critical Readings in the Practice of Collecting: Volume 1: Ancient Voices

1st Edition

Susan Pearce, Rosemary Flanders, Fiona Morton
November 11, 2016

The Collector’s Voice is a major four-volume project which brings together in accessible form material relevant to the history and practice of collecting in the European tradition from c. 1500 BC to the present day. The series demonstrates how attitudes to objects, the collecting of objects, and...

Cabinets for the Curious: Looking Back at Early English Museums

Cabinets for the Curious: Looking Back at Early English Museums

1st Edition

Ken Arnold
December 28, 2005

The last few years has, within museums, witnessed nothing short of a revolution. Worried that the very institution was itself in danger of becoming a dusty, forgotten, culturally irrelevant exhibit, vigorous efforts have been made to reshape the museum mission. Fearing that history was coming to be...

Luxury and Legitimation: Royal Collecting in Ancient Mesopotamia

Luxury and Legitimation: Royal Collecting in Ancient Mesopotamia

1st Edition

Allison Karmel Thomason
October 28, 2005

Utilizing a variety of ancient sources, including cuneiform texts, images and archaeological finds, Luxury and Legitimation explores how the collecting of luxury objects contributed to the formation of royal identity in one of the world's oldest civilizations, ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq)....

The Public Art Museum in Nineteenth Century Britain: The Development of the National Gallery

The Public Art Museum in Nineteenth Century Britain: The Development of the National Gallery

1st Edition

Christopher Whitehead
April 28, 2005

During the mid-nineteenth century a debate arose over the form and functions of the public art museum in Britain. Various occurrences caused new debates in Parliament and in the press about the purposes of the public museum which checked the relative complacency with which London's national...

The Nature of Classical Collecting: Collectors and Collections, 100 BCE – 100 CE

The Nature of Classical Collecting: Collectors and Collections, 100 BCE – 100 CE

1st Edition

Alexandra Bounia
October 28, 2004

The phenomenon of collecting as a systematic activity undertaken for symbolic rather than actual needs, is traditionally taken to originate in the middle of the fifteenth century, when the first cabinets of curiosities appear in Italy. Yet it is clear that the practice of collecting started long...

The Collector's Voice: Critical Readings in the Practice of Collecting: Volume 3: Modern Voices

The Collector's Voice: Critical Readings in the Practice of Collecting: Volume 3: Modern Voices

1st Edition

Susan Pearce, Rosemary Flanders, Fiona Morton
August 27, 2002

The Collector’s Voice is a major four-volume project which brings together in accessible form material relevant to the history and practice of collecting in the European tradition from c. 1500 BC to the present day. The series demonstrates how attitudes to objects, the collecting of objects, and...

The Trade Union Badge: Material Culture in Action

The Trade Union Badge: Material Culture in Action

1st Edition

Paul Martin
April 28, 2002

Much of the nineteenth-century British labour movement was characterised by impressive membership emblems. The lapel badge emerged towards the end of the century and signalled a further outward expression of self-worth, affording the trade union member a personal symbol of a collective identity....

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