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Product Description: From prehistoric stone tools, to machines, to computers, things have traveled a long road along with human beings. Changing with the times, places, and methods of their production, emerging from diverse histories, and enveloped in multiple layers of meaning, things embody ideas, emotions, and symbols of which we are often unaware...read more
By Murtha Baca (trans)

Hardcover:

9780823264421 | Fordham Univ Pr, April 1, 2015, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: From prehistoric stone tools, to machines, to computers, things have traveled a long road along with human beings.

Paperback:

9780823264438 | Italian edition edition (Fordham Univ Pr, April 1, 2015), cover price $22.00 | About this edition: From prehistoric stone tools, to machines, to computers, things have traveled a long road along with human beings.

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By Antony Hudek (editor)

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9780262525763 | Mit Pr, February 7, 2014, cover price $26.95

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Product Description: The Clever Object presents a multidisciplinary exploration of the ways objects materialise, embody, or negotiate various forms of intelligence, revealing its use as an analytic tool of art-historical interpretation. Presents an original theory (“the clever object”) that draws on contributions from a variety of fields, including history of art, anthropology, philosophy of science, and design history Features interviews with two contemporary artists Advances a theoretical conversation by combining historical contributions (from medieval/early modern) with contemporary perspectives Represents the results of a project developed from an intensive research seminar in which all contributors participated and developed their work in evolving dialogue...read more
By Francesco Lucchini (editor)

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9781118710760 | Blackwell Pub, December 16, 2013, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The Clever Object presents a multidisciplinary exploration of the ways objects materialise, embody, or negotiate various forms of intelligence, revealing its use as an analytic tool of art-historical interpretation.

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Product Description: Collecting China: The World, China, and A Short History of Collecting is a unique collection of essays that brings together theories of materiality and what collecting has meant to various peoples over time. Collecting China grew out of a simple question: how does a thing become Chinese? Fifteen essays explore this question from different angles, ranging from close examination of world-renowned private collections (the Rockefellers, the Goncourts, the Walters, the du Ponts, the Yeh family, and the Getty Research Institute, among others) to critical reinterpretations of historical writings that continue from records of Emperor Wu Di of the Han Dynasty to the story of Robinson Crusoe and the first international exhibition of Chinese art...read more

Hardcover:

9781611490060 | Univ of Delaware Pr, March 31, 2011, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Collecting China: The World, China, and A Short History of Collecting is a unique collection of essays that brings together theories of materiality and what collecting has meant to various peoples over time.

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By Lorraine Daston (editor)

Hardcover:

9781890951436 | Zone Books, June 1, 2004, cover price $36.95

Paperback:

9781890951443 | Zone Books, November 30, 2007, cover price $22.95

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