Friends of Interpretable Objects

Friends of Interpretable Objects

eBook - 2001
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"Friends of Interpretable Objects re-anchors aesthetics in the object of attention even as it redefines the practice, processes, meaning, and uses of interpretation. Miguel Tamen's concern is to show how inanimate objects take on life through their interpretation - notably, in our own culture, as they are collected and housed in museums. It is his claim that an object becomes interpretable only in the context of a "society of friends." Thus, Tamen suggests, our inveterate tendency as human beings to interpret the phenomenal world gives objects not only a life but also a society. As his work unfolds, "friends" also takes on a legal sense, as advocates, introduced to advance the argument that the social life of interpreted and interpretable objects engenders a related web of social obligations."--Jacket.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780674044210
0674044215
9780674013681
0674013689
0674006461
9780674006461
Characteristics: 1 online resource (194 pages)
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