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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Miguel Tamen – – Common Knowledge 15 3: Peter Galison – – In Lorraine Daston ed. Neither the pure texts of semiotics nor the brute objects of positivism, these things are saturated with cultural significance. Alda rated it really liked it Apr 15, Galison studies how a specific understanding of self has been produced in relation to the cards, one which presupposes a different ontology than that of the 19th century. Request removal from index. John rated it really liked it Jan 15, The former daeton essays were the best.
Confronting this impasse from an interdisciplinary perspective, each author singles out one object for close attention: Historical Imagination and the Rhetoric of the Image.
Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Joseph Leo Koerner analyzes a 16th-century drawing by the artist Hieronymus Bosch; Antoine Picon considers the shifting meaning of the free-standing column in 18th-century French architecture; Caroline A. SnyderRorschach blots P. View freely available titles: Things that talk fleetingly realize the dream of a perfect language, in which words and world merge.
Karen Holloway rated it liked it Jan 03, She is the coauthor of Wonders and the Order of Nature, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Melissa rated it it was amazing Dec 21, Yet the resulting studies are remarkably different, covering diverse European and North American objects from a range of historical periods.
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At such junctures, certain things become objects of fascination, association, and endless consideration. Each is revealed to be a node around which meanings accrete thickly.
Jun 10, Andee Nero rated it really tjings it Shelves: In nine original essays, internationally renowned historians of art and of science seek to understand how objects become charged with significance without losing their gritty materiality. Clearly, photography was changing the portrayal of human vision and perception.
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At these junctures, certain things become objects of fascination, association, and endless consideration; they begin to talk. I think this was an interesting idea for a book also, but the essays were so short.
Without things, we would, in short, stop speaking; we would become as mute as objects are alleged to be. Things That Talk aims to escape the opposition between positivist facts and cultural readings that bifurcates the current historiography of both art and science. Unlike wax, which is more amenable to mimicking natural forms, glass is impractical, fragile and impressively difficult to work with.
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Things That Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science
According to him, since these diagnostic objects have talked back to the subject. Things that talk fleetingly realize the dream of a perfect language, in which words and world merge.
In nine original essays, internationally renowned historians of art and of science seek to understand how objects become charged with significance without losing their gritty materiality.