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History from Things Essays on Material Culture

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ISBN-10: 1560986131

ISBN-13: 9781560986133

Edition: 1995 (Reprint)

Authors: David W. Kingery, Stephen Lubar

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Publication date: 9/17/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Introduction
The Truth of Material Culture: History or Fiction?
Why We Need Things
Objects as Instruments, Objects as Signs
Some Matters of Substance
The Ancestry of Chinese Bronze Vessels
The Interpretation of Artifacts in the History of Technology
Gardens and Society in Eighteenth-Century England
Common Landscapes as Historic Documents
The New England Cemetery as a Cultural Landscape
Artifacts as Expressions of Society and Culture: Subversive Genealogy and the Value of History
Why Take a Behavioral Approach to Folk Objects?
Machine Politics: The Political Construction of Technological Artifacts
Technological Systems and Some Implications with Regard to Continuity and Change
Replication Techniques in Eastern Zhou Bronze Casting
Technological Styles: Transforming a Natural Material Into a Cultural Object
The Biography of an Object: The Intercultural Style Vessels of the Third Millennium B.C.
The Sign of the Object
Contributors