The Resource Tangible things : making history through objects, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich [and three others] with photographs by Samantha S. B. van Gerbig

Tangible things : making history through objects, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich [and three others] with photographs by Samantha S. B. van Gerbig

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Tangible things : making history through objects
Title
Tangible things
Title remainder
making history through objects
Statement of responsibility
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich [and three others] with photographs by Samantha S. B. van Gerbig
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In a world obsessed with the virtual, tangible things are once again making history. Tangible Things invites readers to look closely at the things around them, ordinary things like the food on their plate and extraordinary things like the transit of planets across the sky. It argues that almost any material thing, when examined closely, can be a link beween present and past. The authors of this book pulled an astonishing array of materials out of storage--from a pencil manufactured by Henry David Thoreau to a bracelet made from iridescent beetles--in a wide range of Harvard University collecti
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
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Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher
Dewey number
  • 303.4
  • 306.09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
GN406
LC item number
.U57 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Van Gerbig, Samantha S. B.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Material culture
  • Material culture
  • Civilization
  • Social evolution
Label
Tangible things : making history through objects, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich [and three others] with photographs by Samantha S. B. van Gerbig
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • Cover; Tangible Things; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; About the Companion Website; Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction: Thinking with Things; 1 Things in Place; Natural History An Orchid: Say It with Flowers; Anthropology and Archaeology A Glass Jar: A Surface Find in the Semitic Museum; Books and Manuscripts A Papyrus Fragment: Plato from the Sharp-Nosed Trash; Art A Limestone Mold: Set in Stone; Science and Medicine A Collection of Powders: Political Chemistry; History A Field-Hockey Dress: Fit for a Knockabout Sport; 2 Things Unplaced
  • A Gift from the Ladies of Llangollen: Memorandums of a CottageA Galapagos Tortoiseshell: "Ship Abigail"; A Carved Spoon: Pointing a Finger; A Mexican Tortilla: From Exotic to Ordinary; A Beetle Ornament: Iridescent Opulence; A Board Game: Tracking Blondie; 3 Things out of Place; An Artist's Palette: The Psychology of Vision; A Tin Bluebird: Calling for the Vote; A Hand Plow: Plowshares and Swords; A Carved Bird Skull: Nature or Culture?; 4 Things in Stories-Stories in Things; Objects as Portals; A Nostalgic Painting: The Message; Transits of Venus; Changing Stories about American Indians
  • Photo Essay Unexpected Discoveries: The Joy of Object PhotographyAppendix Harvard Collections that Contributed to Tangible Things; Notes; About the Authors; Picture Credits; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (281 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199382309
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CKB)2670000000575106
  • (EBL)1836106
  • (SSID)ssj0001416123
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12576010
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001416123
  • (PQKBWorkID)11354448
  • (PQKB)11000321
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1836106
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000575106
Label
Tangible things : making history through objects, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich [and three others] with photographs by Samantha S. B. van Gerbig
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • Cover; Tangible Things; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; About the Companion Website; Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction: Thinking with Things; 1 Things in Place; Natural History An Orchid: Say It with Flowers; Anthropology and Archaeology A Glass Jar: A Surface Find in the Semitic Museum; Books and Manuscripts A Papyrus Fragment: Plato from the Sharp-Nosed Trash; Art A Limestone Mold: Set in Stone; Science and Medicine A Collection of Powders: Political Chemistry; History A Field-Hockey Dress: Fit for a Knockabout Sport; 2 Things Unplaced
  • A Gift from the Ladies of Llangollen: Memorandums of a CottageA Galapagos Tortoiseshell: "Ship Abigail"; A Carved Spoon: Pointing a Finger; A Mexican Tortilla: From Exotic to Ordinary; A Beetle Ornament: Iridescent Opulence; A Board Game: Tracking Blondie; 3 Things out of Place; An Artist's Palette: The Psychology of Vision; A Tin Bluebird: Calling for the Vote; A Hand Plow: Plowshares and Swords; A Carved Bird Skull: Nature or Culture?; 4 Things in Stories-Stories in Things; Objects as Portals; A Nostalgic Painting: The Message; Transits of Venus; Changing Stories about American Indians
  • Photo Essay Unexpected Discoveries: The Joy of Object PhotographyAppendix Harvard Collections that Contributed to Tangible Things; Notes; About the Authors; Picture Credits; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (281 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199382309
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2670000000575106
  • (EBL)1836106
  • (SSID)ssj0001416123
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12576010
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001416123
  • (PQKBWorkID)11354448
  • (PQKB)11000321
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1836106
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000575106

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