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Material culture is the physical evidence of a culture in the objects and architecture they make, or have made. The term tends to be relevant only in archeological and anthropological studies, but it specifically means all material evidence which can be attributed to culture, past or present. Material culture studies is an interdisciplinary field telling of relationships between people and their things: the making, history, preservation, and interpretation of objects. It draws on theory and practice from the social sciences and humanities such as art history, archaeology, anthropology, history ...more
Object Lessons series, Bloomsbury Books
“ The dining-room was in the good taste of the period. It was very severe. There was a high dado of white wood and a green paper on which were etchings by Whistler in neat black frames. The green curtains with their peacock design, hung in straight lines, and the green carpet, in the pattern of which pale rabbits frolicked among leafy trees, suggested the influence of William Morris. There was blue delft on the chimneypiece. At that time there must have been five hundred dining-rooms in London dec ...more ”
This is made for people that are interested in anthropology, the group may be named archaeology …more
[close] This is made for people that are interested in anthropology, the group may be named archaeology but we will discuss and mix the other subjects of the branch. The group was made so we can share and discuss books, articles, theories and many more.
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[close] Oakland's bookclub for learning about society through objects.
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