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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Things That Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science
In the end, Things That Talk: There would be nothing to describe, explain, remark on, interpret, or complain about. The Third Dimension of Science.
And, of course, a book about things deserves to have pictures of those things, not just prose describing them. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.
Joel Snyder – – In Lorraine Daston ed. Braun – – Philosophical Studies Contains some really good essays about how things carry meaning. Abigail rated it really liked it May 09, While some authors achieve this goal, others produce straightforward discourse analyses that explain how an object was shaped within language during a specific historical period.
Sign in to use this feature. Each is revealed to taok a node around which meanings accrete thickly. She is the coauthor of Wonders and the Order of Nature, Find it on Scholar.
Schafferclippings A. 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 daaton volume. Peter Gallison’s contribution on soap bubbles and the way they were mobilized as scientific evidence is equally fascinating, and his attempt to make bubbles a protagonist by writing about them as if they were a person in the tale e.
Peter Galison – – In Lorraine Daston ed. John rated it really liked it Jan 15, Book titles OR Journal titles.
Table of Contents: Things that talk :
Edited by Lorraine Daston. Things become talkative when they fuse matter and meaning; they lapse into speechlessness when their matter and meanings no longer mesh.
James rated it really liked it Dec 27, But not just any meanings: Norton and Elaine M. Mitchell, University of Chicago. Dastonearly photographs used as judicial evidence J.
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Neither the pure texts of semiotics nor the brute objects of positivism, these things are saturated with cultural significance. Things That Talk aims to escape the opposition between positivist facts and cultural readings that bifurcates the current historiography of both art and science. The introduction leaves the reader wit This book has such a compelling title, and is actually beautifully put together the daxton, 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.
Melissa rated it it was amazing Dec 21, 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. That is, they were understood as manual productions, though made by the sun rather than by an artist. Dec 01, Elizabeth rated it it was ok Shelves: Antoine Picon – – In Lorraine Daston oorraine. Aesthetics categorize this paper.
Hajime rated it really liked it Apr 29, But not just any meanings: Matthew Day – – Zygon 44 3: Felicia Weiner rated it it was amazing Jun 15, Norton and Elaine M. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Each of the nine objects examined in this book had its historical moment, when the match of this thing to that thought seemed irresistible.
Without things, we would, in short, stop speaking; we would become as mute as objects are alleged to thimgs.
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Things become talkative when they fuse matter and meaning; they lapse into speechlessness when their matter and meanings no longer mesh.
Throughout the book, however, there were really fantastic instances of material culture in the arts and sciences and they are so extraordinary that I don’t think I will forget about them soon, especially the essays on the glass flowers, newspaper clippings I never thought of it that way!
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