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On Collecting : An Investigation into Collecting in the European Tradition - Susan M. Pearce

On Collecting

An Investigation into Collecting in the European Tradition

Paperback Published: 25th March 1999
ISBN: 9780415075619
Number Of Pages: 456

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Many of us are involved in the activity of collecting, and many more of us are fascinated by others' collections; yet surprisingly little is known about how and why we engage in this activity. "On Collecting" is concerned with collecting itself as a process, and with the nature of collections as part of our effort to construct an intelligible world view. 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 - how we bestow value on certain objects and how this adds meaning to our lives; whether men and women collect differently; and how we use objects to construct our identity. This book breaks new ground in its analysis of our relationship to the material world.

List of Plates
List of figures
Acknowledgements
Preface
Collecting Processes
Collecting in Practice
Collecting Poetics
The Politics of Collecting
Collecting in the European Tradition
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780415075619
ISBN-10: 0415075610
Series: Collecting Cultures
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 456
Published: 25th March 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.98
Edition Number: 1

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