Review of Daston, Lorraine, ed. Things That Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science. New York: Zone Books (MIT Press). Pp. Hardcover $ Title, Things that Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science. Author, Lorraine Daston. Edition, reprint. Published, Length, 18 pages. Export Citation. Things that talk fleetingly realize the dream of a perfect language, in which words and world Lorraine Daston, Peter Galison, Anke te Heesen.
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Things That Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science
Hillary rated it it porraine amazing Apr 06, But not just any meanings: Studying the shifting legal status of 19th-century daguerreotypes, the art historian argues that these images were initially considered mechanical in nature. Refresh and try again.
lorrajne Carmel Seymour rated it really liked it Dec 02, There would be nothing to describe, nothing to explain, remark, interpret, or complain about. These delicate glass models of plants and flowers were meant to display post-Darwinian methods of botanical classification, bringing nature inside for the benefit of both students and amateurs.
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Jun 08, Jeff rated it really liked it. The introduction leaves the reader with so much hope for this interdisciplinary collaboration, where writers will describe things as diverse as glass flowers, soap bubbles, and Bosch paintings.
However, the other 7 selections were far more disappointing, and none of them were as compellingly theoretical as I might have liked. The authors—art historians and historians of science—met three times at the Max Planck Institute for the History thhat Science in Berlin to discuss their work.
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Simon Schaffer – – In Lorraine Daston ed. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. There would be nothing to describe, explain, remark on, interpret, or complain thst.
Each of the nine evocative objects examined in this book had its historical moment, when the match of this thing to that thought seemed irresistible. Lorraine Daston also the editor describes the glass flower collection at Harvard and uses their popularity to explore the connections between science and nature in a compelling way.
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Project MUSE ralk the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Confronting this impasse from an interdisciplinary perspective, each author singles out one object for close attention: This book was beautiful produced – with plentiful illustration and printed on high quality paper.
If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. Norton and Elaine M. I enjoyed most the essays on bubbles and Harvard’s glass flowers. She is the coauthor of Wonders and the Order of Nature, Colin Marshall – – Tqlk Quarterly 63 Things that talk fleetingly realize the dream of a perfect language, in which words and world daaston.
Things That Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science by Lorraine Daston
Matthew Day – – Zygon 44 3: Jones studies the mutual exchange of information between paintings made by American artist Jackson Pollock ghat the s and lorriane critic Clement Greenberg.
In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Braun – – Philosophical Studies Imagine a world without things. Holly argues that art works actively prefigure the histories that can be written about them. Open Preview See a Problem? This collection is unusual, in its almost-genre, in that the contributors do not seem to believe their own pet concerns are parroted by hapless lumps of matter. Things become talkative when they fuse matter and meaning; they lapse into speechlessness when their matter and meanings no longer mesh.
I think the introduction to this ddaston is well-worth reading, but the individual essays are probably only useful if you have a vested interest in the specific thing they each describe.
This self was unified, and its various components, such as reason and cognition, were linked dynamically. Imagine a world without things. Aug 13, Kristi rated it it was ok. Kim Forsythe rated it really liked it Jan 23, Each of the nine objects examined in this taht had its historical moment, when the match of this thing to that thought seemed irresistible.