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The Cultures of collecting / edited by John Elsner and Roger Cardinal.

London : Reaktion Books, 1994.
Physical Description:
viii, 312 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Reference Library
AM235 C85 1994 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-304) and index.
Subject Terms:
Collectors and collecting.
Elsner, John.
Cardinal, Roger.

  • Introduction / John Elsner and Roger Cardinal
  • The system of collecting / Jean Baudrillard
  • "Unless you do these crazy things--" : an interview with Robert Opie
  • Identity parades / John Windsor
  • Collecting and collage-making : the case of Kurt Schwitters / Roger Cardinal
  • Telling objects : a narrative perspective on collecting / Mieke Bal
  • Licensed curiosity : Cook's pacific voyages / Nicholas Thomas
  • From treasury to museum : the collections of the Austrian Habsburgs / Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann
  • A collector's model of desire : the house and museum of Sir John Soane / John Elsner
  • Cabinets of transgression : Renaissance collections and the incorporation of the New World / Anthony Alan Shelton
  • Death and life, in that order, in the works of Charles Willson Peale / Susan Stewart
  • "Mille e tre" : Freud and collecting / John Forrester
  • Collecting Paris / Naomi Schor.