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On Collecting: An Investigation Into Collecting in the European Tradition

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On Collecting examines the nature of collecting both in Europe and among people living within the European tradition elsewhere.
Susan Pearce looks at the way we collect and what this tells us about ourselves and our society. She also explores the psychology of collecting: why do we bestow value on certain objects and how does this add meaning to our lives? Do men and women
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Paperback, 456 pages
Published March 25th 1999 by Routledge
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Jun 27, 2008 Christina rated it really liked it
Susan Pearce is one of the "go-to-gals" when you are interested in collecting and since I'm writing a master thesis on collecting, she's high up on the must-read list.
This book is about collecting in the European tradition and Susan Pearce covers a lot of ground. she examines the way we collect, both as private people and as societies/museums, how value interferes in the collecting world, the meaning of gender in relation to collecting and how do we get meaning in our lives from material objects
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