An Investigation into Collecting in the European Tradition
Series: Collecting Cultures
On Collecting examines the nature of collecting both in Europe and among people living within the European tradition elsewhere.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: why do we bestow value on...
Published March 25th 1999 by Routledge
This set gathers together books, pamphlets and articles on all forms of collecting. The volumes have been carefully chosen to illustrate the principle intellectual and political motives which have fed into collecting during its formative 'enlightenment' years from about 1650 to 1870. Each writer...
Published January 21st 1999 by Routledge
Museums and collecting is now a major area of cultural studies. This selected group of key texts opens the investigation and appreciation of museum history. Edward Edwards, chief pioneer of municipal public libraries, chronicles the founders and early donors to the British Museum. Greenwood and...
Published December 5th 1996 by Routledge
This volume brings together for the first time the most significant papers on the interpretation of objects and collections and examines how people relate to material culture and why they collect things. The first section of the book discusses the interpretation of objects, setting the...
Published October 20th 1994 by Routledge