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  • Interpreting Objects and Collectionsby Susan Pearce

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 57.95

    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 philosophical and historical context of object interpretation.... more...

  • On Collectingby Susan Pearce

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.95

    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... more...

  • Museums, Objects, and Collectionsby Susan Pearce

    Smithsonian 2017; US$ 27.95

    This book examines the historical context of museums, their collections, and the objects that form them. Susan M. Pearce probes the psychological and social reasons that people collect and identifies three modes of collecting: collecting as souvenirs, as fetishes, and as systematic assemblages. She considers how museum professionals set policies of... more...

  • The Art & Soul of Glass Beadsby Susan Ray; Richard Pearce

    F+W Media 2003; US$ 22.49

    At last, a book that explores the origins and renaissance of lampwork glass beads and offers a one-on-one journey with fourteen exceptional glass bead artists as they create more than 20 projects. Step-by-step instruction and beautiful photography shows crafters how to create stunning necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and much more. This new reference... more...

  • Charles Robert Cockerell in the Mediterraneanby Susan Pearce; Theresa Ormrod

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; Not Available

    Charles R. Cockerell (1788-1863) was one of the most significant nineteenth-century British architects and a major player in the cultural shift from the Georgian eighteenth to the Victorian nineteenth century. more...

  • The Collector's Voiceby Susan Pearce; Rosemary Flanders; Fiona Morton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The Collector?s Voice is a major four-volume project which brings together in accessible form material relevant to the history and practice of collecting in the European tradition from c. 1500 BC to the present day. The series demonstrates how attitudes to objects, the collecting of objects, and the shape of the museum institution have developed over... more...

  • The Collector's Voiceby Susan Pearce; Rosemary Flanders; Fiona Morton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The Collector?s Voice is a major four-volume project which brings together in accessible form material relevant to the history and practice of collecting in the European tradition from c. 1500 BC to the present day. The series demonstrates how attitudes to objects, the collecting of objects, and the shape of the museum institution have developed over... more...

  • The Collector's Voiceby Susan Pearce; Rosemary Flanders; Fiona Morton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The Collector?s Voice is a major four-volume project which brings together in accessible form material relevant to the history and practice of collecting in the European tradition from c. 1500 BC to the present day. The series demonstrates how attitudes to objects, the collecting of objects, and the shape of the museum institution have developed over... more...

  • The Collector's Voiceby Susan Pearce; Rosemary Flanders; Fiona Morton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The Collector?s Voice is a major four-volume project which brings together in accessible form material relevant to the history and practice of collecting in the European tradition from c. 1500 BC to the present day. The series demonstrates how attitudes to objects, the collecting of objects, and the shape of the museum institution have developed over... more...

  • Immigration and Womenby Susan C. Pearce; Elizabeth J. Clifford; Reena Tandon

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    The popular debate around contemporary U.S. immigration tends to conjure images of men waiting on the side of the road for construction jobs, working in kitchens or delis, driving taxis, and sending money to their wives and families in their home countries, while women are often left out of these pictures. Immigration and Women is a national portrait... more...