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 certain objects and how does this add meaning to our lives? Do men and women collect differently? How do we use objects to construct our identity? This book breaks new ground in its analysis of our relationship to the material world.
Do men and women collect differently? How do we use objects to construct our identity? This book breaks new ground in its analysis of our relationship to the material world.
Author: Susan Pearce
Category: Business & Economics
Author: David Eccles
Author: Arthur Mead Edwards
Author: John Ellor Taylor
Category: Natural history
- A study on what makes art 'collectible' - A collection of essays that reflect on contemporary crafts, aiming to stimulate critical discourse - Fourth volume in the series Documents on Contemporary Crafts Art collectors and their collections make up an important part of the contemporary arts and crafts infrastructure. Not only do museums and art collectors improve an artist's financial situation by buying their work, but their collections also have symbolic meaning. To be included in the right collection can give an artist a high level of recognition; at the same time, the purchase secures their work a place in a system whose aim is to preserve art for the future. Collecting is a selection process which has economic, social, political and art historical implications, and consequences for the artist, the art scene and the public. In On Collecting the authors look at collecting from public, private and personal perspectives to shed light on some of the structures that are responsible for how artworks become 'collectible' and thus available to the public in museums and public spaces. On Collecting is the fourth volume in the series Documents on Contemporary Crafts. The series is published by Norwegian Crafts and offers critical reflection on contemporary crafts, seeking to stimulate discourse within the field. With essays by: Glenn Adamson, Liesbeth den Besten, Paul Derrez, Eivind Furnesvik, Margaret Wasz, Trude Schjelderup Iversen, Gunnar Kvaran, Knut Ljogodt, Nanna Melland, Yuka Oyama, Anthony Shaw and Petter Snare.
Not only do museums and art collectors improve an artist's financial situation by buying their work; just as important is the symbolic meaning of the collection.
Author: André Gali
Publisher: Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt GmbH
Collecting the New is the first book on the questions and challenges that museums face in acquiring and preserving contemporary art. Because such art has not yet withstood the test of time, it defies the traditional understanding of the art museum as an institution that collects and displays works of long-established aesthetic and historical value. By acquiring such art, museums gamble on the future. In addition, new technologies and alternative conceptions of the artwork have created special problems of conservation, while social, political, and aesthetic changes have generated new categories of works to be collected. Following Bruce Altshuler's introduction on the European and American history of museum collecting of art by living artists, the book comprises newly commissioned essays by twelve distinguished curators representing a wide range of museums. First considered are general issues including the acquisition process, and collecting by universal survey museums and museums that focus on modern and contemporary art. Following are groups of essays that address collecting in particular media, including prints and drawings, new (digital) media, and film and video; and national- and ethnic-specific collecting (contemporary art from Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and African-American art). The closing essay examines the conservation problems created by contemporary works--for example, what is to be done when deterioration is the artist's intent? The contributors are Christophe Cherix, Vishakha N. Desai, Steve Dietz, Howard N. Fox, Chrissie Iles and Henriette Huldisch, Pamela McClusky, Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, Lowery Stokes Sims, Robert Storr, Jeffrey Weiss, and Glenn Wharton.
Collecting. Film. and. Video. Art. in. the. Museum. Chrissie Iles ANNE AND JOEL
EHRENKRANZ CURATOR, WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, NEW
YORK Henriette Huldisch ASSISTANT CURATOR, WHITNEY MUSEUM OF ...
Author: Bruce Altshuler
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Author: David Simons Kellicott
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Author: J. Elwood
Publisher: Oliphant Press
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
A mainstream collector's voice, a psychologist's eye on collecting and collectors, a teacher's questioning, and an approachable style. This winning book contains exercises on style and connoisseurship with photographs of antiques from Perlman's collection that he analyzes, including the compromises made in their purchase.
This winning book contains exercises on style and connoisseurship with photographs of antiques from Perlman's collection that he analyzes, including the compromises made in their purchase.
Author: Baron Perlman
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Author: David Eccles
This groundbreaking book examines the relationship between the development of the consumer society and the rise of collecting by individuals and institutions. Rusell Belk considers how and why people collect, as individuals, corporations and museums, and the impact this collecting has on us and our culture. Collecting in a Consumer Society outlines the history of museum collecting from ancient civilizations to the present. It also looks at aspects of consumer culture - advertizing, department stores, mass merchandizing, consumer desires, and how this relates to the activity of collecting. Collecting in a Consumer Society is the first book to focus on collecting as material consumption. This is a provocative and engaging book, essential reading for anyone involved with the process of collecting.
For collecting is consumption writ large. It is a perpetual pursuit of inessential
luxury goods. It is a continuing quest for self completion in the marketplace. And it
is a sustained faith that happiness lies only an acquisition away. But while ...
Author: Russell W. Belk
Category: Social Science
Author: Basil Stewart
Category: Collectors and collecting
Author: Brian McAvera
Category: Book collecting
Author: J. W. Elwood
Keith Martin's vast experience writing car-collecting columns in magazines such as Autoweek and Automobile, appearances on Speed Channel, seminars at major auctions, and publishing Sports Car Market magazine has made him an expert on car collecting. In this book, Martin and other editors and contributors of SCM have collected the magazine's best articles and auction reports covering the Jaguar marque. Full of pithy comments and straight talk about the pros and cons of Jaguar ownership, this book will be an incredible value for Jaguar lovers and fans of SCM.
In this book, Martin and other editors and contributors of SCM have collected the magazine's best articles and auction reports covering the Jaguar marque.
Author: Keith Martin
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
REPORT OF INVESTIGATIONS UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE
INTERIOR - BUREAU OF MINES EFFICIENCY OF IMPINGERS FOR
COLLECTING LEAD DUSTS AND FUMESI / By J . B . Littlefield2 ) , Florence L .
Feicht3l , and H . H ...
Author: J. B. Littlefield
A hand-held vacuum modified for collecting Insects and spiders the field is described. The vacuum with battery Is mounted on ?lightweight pack-frame and is portable and versatile. It is especially useful for collecting arthropods that are dislodged ?from foliage samples and drop onto cloths.
A hand-held vacuum modified for collecting insects and spiders In the field is
described. The vacuum with battery ls mounted on a lightweight pack-frame and
is portable and versatile. it is especially useful for collecting arthropods that are ...
Author: H. Gene Paul
Harry retired from business in 1990. He joined the Vintage and Veteran Club (VVC) in 1969, serving on the committee for 10 years and was Chairman for 3 years. Honorary Life Membership of the VVC was bestowed upon Harry in 1996. He is still the current Club Dating Officer, a position held for the past 29 years. He also held the position of Vehicle Dating Chairman for the South African Veteran & Vintage Association (SAVVA) for 14 years.
... the help of some other lads, pulled his vehicle back onto the road. He was a
decent chap, and said it was his own fault entirely. The Experimental Years One
Saturday afternoon I was assisting Ken,. An Inherent Obsession for Collecting 37.
Author: H. W. SHUTLER
Publisher: Author House
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Also for Collecting and Preserving British Crustacea & Shells ... Abel Ingpen. A
Pocket COLLECTING Box . ( plate , fig . 15 . ) The collector should be furnished
with a light deal or chip box of a convenient size for the pocket , lined at the top
Author: Abel Ingpen