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

Overview

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

List of Plates List of figures Acknowledgements Preface Part One: Collecting Processes Part Two: Collecting in Practice Part Three: Collecting Poetics Part Four: The Politics of Collecting Part Five: Collecting in the European Tradition Bibliography Index

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