×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

History from Things: Essays on Material Culture
     

History from Things: Essays on Material Culture

by Stephen Lubar
 

See All Formats & Editions

   History from Things explores the many ways objects—defined broadly to range from Chippendale tables and Italian Renaissance pottery to seventeenth-century parks and a New England cemetery—can reconstruct and help reinterpret the past. Eighteen essays describe how to “read” artifacts, how to “listen to”

Overview

   History from Things explores the many ways objects—defined broadly to range from Chippendale tables and Italian Renaissance pottery to seventeenth-century parks and a New England cemetery—can reconstruct and help reinterpret the past. Eighteen essays describe how to “read” artifacts, how to “listen to” landscapes and locations, and how to apply methods and theories to historical inquiry that have previously belonged solely to archaeologists, anthropologists, art historians, and conservation scientists.

   Spanning vast time periods, geographical locations, and academic disciplines, History from Things leaps the boundaries between fields that use material evidence to understand the past. The book expands and redirects the study of material culture—an emerging field now building a common base of theory and a shared intellectual agenda.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588343468
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
06/04/2013
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
11 MB
Note:
This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Steven Lubar is curator of engineering and industry at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History.

W. David Kingery
is Regents Professor of Anthropology and Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Arizona.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews