The Cultures of Collecting
John Elsner, Roger Cardinal
Reaktion Books, 1994 - Antiques & Collectibles - 312 pages
This book traces the psychology, history and theory of the compulsion to collect, focusing not just on the normative collections of the Western canon, but also on collections that reflect a fascination with the "Other" and the marginal – the ephemeral, exotic, or just plain curious.
There are essays on the Neoclassical architect Sir John Soane, Sigmund Freud and Kurt Schwitters, one of the masters of collage. Others examine imperialist encounters with remote cultures – the consquitadors in America in the sixteenth century, and the British in the Pacific in the eighteenth – and the more recent collectors of popular culture, be they of Swatch watches, Elvis Presley memorabilia or of packaging and advertising.
With essays by Jean Baudrillard, Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, Nicholas Thomas, Mieke Bal, John Forrester, John Windsor, Naomi Schor, Susan Stewart, Anthony Alan Shelton, John Elsner, Roger Cardinal and an interview with Robert Opie.
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Review: The Cultures of Collecting: ,User Review - Hao Guang - Goodreads
Great collection, ahaha, of essays relating the act of collecting to the discourses of self-fashioning. In a way, we all know this and we all do this -- but analyzing this both everyday and ... Read full review
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It's taken me ages to finish this collection of essays, which is partly because I've been reading other things but also because many of them are not so compelling. On the surface, the "theory ... Read full review
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List of References
Schor, N. (1994), ‘Collecting Paris’ in The Cultures of Collecting, J. Elsner and R. Cardinal. (eds), London: Reaktion. Shelton, A. (1995), ‘The chameleon ...
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Cardinal, Roger, and John Elsner, The Cultures of Collecting (Harvard University Press: Cambridge, 1994). Cavell, Stanley. “The World as Things: Collecting ...
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