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Curious Collectors, Collected Curiosities: An Interdisciplinary Study
By Nhora Lucia Serrano (editor) and Janelle A. Schwartz (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Pub
Publication date July 1, 2011
Pages 170
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781443829588
ISBN-10 1443829587
Original list price $33.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Curious Collectors, Collected Curiosities: An Interdisciplinary Study asks its readers to enter into an investigation of the nature of collecting as an aesthetic exercise. Spanning the sixteenth century through today, this book gathers together the work of current scholars to re-envision the task of collectors and their collections in broad strokes. Each chapter appropriates the idea of a cabinet of curiosity in order to expand its boundaries of meaning and to complicate our understanding of the acts of display and observation. These chapters also demonstrate that collecting is a universal trope which nevertheless depends on time and place for its particular expressions. Whether the collection is made up of literary texts and criticism, visual art, including mechanical reproductions, taxidermy and photography, historical travelogues, museum exhibitions, blockbuster films, or airline in-flight briefing cards, it conveys an urgent relevance to our consumer age, in which information is abundant and attention is a commodity.

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Hardcover
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With Janelle A. Schwartz (other contributor) | from Cambridge Scholars Pub (September 1, 2010)
9781443823258 | details & prices | 170 pages | List price $58.95
About: 'Curious Collectors, Collected Curiosities: An Interdisciplinary Study' asks its readers to enter into an investigation of the nature of collecting as an aesthetic exercise.
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With Janelle A. Schwartz (other contributor) | from Cambridge Scholars Pub (July 1, 2011)
9781443829588 | details & prices | 170 pages | List price $33.95
About: Curious Collectors, Collected Curiosities: An Interdisciplinary Study asks its readers to enter into an investigation of the nature of collecting as an aesthetic exercise.

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