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Friends of Interpretable Objects
by Miguel TAMEN
Harvard University Press, 2001
Cloth: 978-0-674-00646-1 | eISBN: 978-0-674-04421-0 | Paper: 978-0-674-01368-1
Library of Congress Classification B824.17.T36 2001
Dewey Decimal Classification 121.68

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Tamen's concern is to show how inanimate objects take on life through their interpretation--notably, in our own culture, as they are collected and housed in museums. It is his claim that an object becomes interpretable only in the context of a "society of friends." Thus, he suggests, our inveterate tendency as human beings to interpret the phenomenal world gives objects not only a life but also a society.

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