Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics, 52: Fall 2007

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Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics is a journal of anthropology and comparative aesthetics dedicated to the study of the object, in particular cult and belief objects and objects of art. The journal brings together, in an anthropological perspective, contributions by philosophers, art historians, archaeologists, critics, linguists, architects, artists, and others. Its field of inquiry is open to all cultures, regions, and historical periods. Res also publishes textual and ...
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Overview


Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics is a journal of anthropology and comparative aesthetics dedicated to the study of the object, in particular cult and belief objects and objects of art. The journal brings together, in an anthropological perspective, contributions by philosophers, art historians, archaeologists, critics, linguists, architects, artists, and others. Its field of inquiry is open to all cultures, regions, and historical periods. Res also publishes textual and iconographic documents important to the history and theory of the arts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873657907
  • Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
  • Publication date: 2/15/2008
  • Series: Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics Series , #52
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Francesco Pellizzi is Associate of Middle American Ethnology at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University.

Ivan Gaskell is Professor of Cultural History, and of Museum Studies, and Curator and Head of the Focus Project at Bard Graduate Center.

Jeffrey Quilter is Deputy Director of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University.

William L. Fash, Jr. is Bowditch Professor of Central American and Mexican Archaeology and Ethnology and William and Muriel Seabury Howells Director of the Peabody Museum at Harvard University.

Mary Malloy teaches Maritime Studies at the Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. She is the author of "Boston Men" on the Northwest Coast: The American Maritime Fur Trade, 1788-1844, and "A Most Remarkable Enterprise": Lectures on the Northwest Coast Trade and Northwest Coast Indian Life by Captain William Sturgis.

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Table of Contents

Crossing boundaries

Contents of upcoming issue

Editorial
Ivan Gaskell and Jeffrey Quilter

The Museum of Art-thropology: Twenty-first Century Imbroglios
Ruth Phillips

The Common Path: Possible Futures for Art and Anthropology Museums
Thomas Lentz

Boundaries Crossed: The Interplay of Anthropology, Art, and Textual Studies at Harvard's Peabody Museum
William Fash

Whose Muse? Searching for Roles for Contemporary Museums
Jeffrey Quilter

Fusion Museums: On the Importance of Preserving an Embarrassing Genealogy
Michael Herzfeld

Art Matters in Museums: Whence Objects and for Whom?
Suzanne Blier

Museums are Good to Think
Anne D'Alleva

Crossing Cultures: Redefining a University Museum
Henry Kim

Zeitgeist and Early Ethnographic Collecting in Berlin: Implications and Perspectives for the Future
Viola König

Sharing, Crossing, and Subsuming Museum Boundaries: Current Directions
Richard Kurin

Working from Objects: Andean Studies, Museums, and Research
Natalia Majluf

Art and Artifact: Challenging Categories
Mary Malloy

Museums, Modernity, and Mythology: A Semioptic Review
Moyo Okediji

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