On Collecting: An Investigation Into Collecting in the European Tradition

On Collecting: An Investigation Into Collecting in the European Tradition

by Susan Pearce, Pearce Susan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415075610

ISBN-13: 9780415075619

Pub. Date: 06/28/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

On Collecting examines the nature of collecting both in Europe and among people living within the European tradition elsewhere.
Susan Pearce looks at the way we collect and what this tells us about ourselves and our society. She also explores the psychology of collecting: why do we bestow value on certain objects and how does this add meaning to our

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On Collecting examines the nature of collecting both in Europe and among people living within the European tradition elsewhere.
Susan Pearce looks at the way we collect and what this tells us about ourselves and our society. She also explores the psychology of collecting: why do we bestow value on certain objects and how does this add meaning to our lives? Do men and women collect differently? How do we use objects to construct our identity?
This book breaks new ground in its analysis of our relationship to the material world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415075619
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Series:
Collecting Cultures Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Series editor's preface
List of plates
List of figures
Preface
Acknowledgements
1Collecting Processes3
2Themes and Parameters39
3Archaic themes of the Long Term57
4Mediterranean themes87
5Early modernist collectors109
6Classic modernist collecting122
7Collecting in a post-modernist world140
8Collecting culture150
9Collecting ourselves159
10Controlling collecting178
11Engendering collections197
12Collecting relationships223
13Collecting in time235
14Collecting in space255
15Material identities272
16Political parameters283
17The politics of value290
18Collecting the Other, Within and Without308
19The Other Beyond and Before327
20Collecting the shape of things to come352
21Relating collective values374
22Vested interests397
23Collecting in the European Tradition405
Bibliography414
Index429

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