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Interpreting objects and collections

Author: Susan M Pearce
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1994.
Series: Leicester readers in museum studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bringing together the most significant papers on the interpretation of objects and collections, this volume examines how people relate to material culture and why they collect things.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Interpreting objects and collections.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1994
(DLC) 94011658
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan M Pearce
ISBN: 9780203428276 0203428277 9780415112888 0415112885 9780415112895 0415112893 9781134830381 1134830386 1283709171 9781283709170 1282778439 9781282778436 9786612778438 6612778431
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 191031504
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 343 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Series preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Museum objects; The contextual analysis of symbolic meanings; Things ain't what they used to be; Objects as meaning; or narrating the past; Death's head, cherub, urn and willow; Behavioural interaction with objects; A view of functionalism; Culture as a system with subsystems; Theoretical archaeology: a reactionary view; A view from the bridge; Ivory for the sea woman: the symbolic attributes of a prehistoric technology; Interpreting material culture.
Series Title: Leicester readers in museum studies.
Responsibility: edited by Susan M. Pearce.

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