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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Now that the Glass Flowers have moved from the category of specimen to that of artistic wonder, they continue to amaze. Things That Talk is a collection of essays by art and science historians, writing in very different tones on a series of very different things: Colin Marshall – – Philosophical Quarterly 63 Dastonearly photographs used as judicial evidence J.
Miguel Tamen, professor of literary theory at the University of Lisbon and regular visiting professor at the University of Chicago, is the author of The Matter of the FactsManners of Interpretationand Friends of Interpretable Objects.
Without things, we would stop speaking; we would become as mute as things are alleged to be.
Things That Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science by Lorraine Daston
Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. View freely available titles: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A good answer might be: Soap Bubbles as Commodities in Classical Physics. Kim Forsythe rated it really liked it Jan 23, Each object is revealed to be a node around which meanings accrete thickly.
Hajime rated it really liked it Apr 29, Peter Galison – – In Lorraine Daston ed. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
Jonesand Peacock Island in the Havel N. This book has such a compelling title, and is actually beautifully tgings together the illustrations, including series of color plates in the middle, attest to a fair amount of willingness on the part of MIT Press to spend money on the volume.
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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. Jo rated it liked it Nov 23, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. No trivia or quizzes yet. She argues that the appeal of the Glass Flowers is partly based on their chimerical nature; they are neither purely art nor purely science.
Things that talk fleetingly realize the dream of a perfect language, in which words and world merge.
At these junctures, certain things become objects of fascination, association, and endless consideration; they begin to talk.
Things that talk fleetingly realize the dream of a perfect language, in which words and world merge. That is, they were understood as manual productions, though made by the sun rather than by an artist.
In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Each is revealed to be a node around which meanings accrete thickly. Things become talkative when they fuse matter and meaning; they lapse into speechlessness when their matter and meanings no longer mesh.
The introduction leaves the reader wit This book has such a compelling title, and is actually beautifully put together the illustrations, including series of color plates in the middle, attest to a fair amount of willingness on the part of MIT Press to spend money on the volume. I think the introduction to this volume 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.
Neither the pure texts of semiotics nor the brute objects of positivism, these things are saturated with cultural significance. Jones studies the mutual exchange of information between paintings made by American artist Jackson Pollock in the s and art critic Clement Greenberg. Contains some really good essays about how things carry meaning. Zack Anchors rated it liked it Jul 02, SnyderRorschach blots P.
Piconsome Pollocks as seen by Greenberg C. Sign in to use this feature. Book titles OR Journal titles. Aly rated it liked it Sep 10, Yet the resulting studies are remarkably different, covering diverse European and North American objects from a range of historical periods.
Hillary rated it it was amazing Apr 06, Added to PP index Total downloads 15of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 5of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Jessica rated it liked it May 29, Books by Lorraine Daston. According to him, since loeraine diagnostic objects have talked back to the subject. True to the particularity of things, each tallk the essays singles out one object for close attention: